Power Lines

Power Lines Viewed By Lawmakers As Top Cause Of California WildfiresCalifornia lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Underneath High-Voltage Power Lines In PittsburgFirefighters in Pittsburg contained a three-alarm brush fire burning early Thursday evening near power lines at the Pittsburg Power Plant, where 10th Street turns into Willow Pass Road.
Big Rig Crash Hits San Jose Signal Lights; Stevens Creek Blvd. BlockedA big-rig that took out traffic signals on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose Tuesday morning has prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert for the affected area.
Sonoma County Brush Fire Contained After Destroying 6 Structures, Shutting PowerA 40-acre brush fire that destroyed six structures in an area south of Sonoma was extinguished early Monday morning but a power line was destroyed and many residents remain without power as PG&E crews work to restore it, fire officials said.
4 Hospitalized After Tour Bus Hits Low Hanging Phone Line In SFFour people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after the double-decker, open-air tour bus they were on struck a low-hanging telephone line in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Friday, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
Strong Winds Topple Trees, Cuts Power To ThousandsHigh winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.
PG&E Boosts Safety Training In Wake Of Workers' DeathsOfficials at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are boosting the utility's training on safety procedures after the deaths of three workers in three years.
Russian River Resort Fire Hospitalizes 4, Shuts Down Highway In GuernevilleFour people were hospitalized and power lines knocked down after a two-alarm fire broke out early Monday morning at a Russian River resort, a Sonoma County Fire dispatcher said.
Live Wires Blocking Eastbound Highway 4 In HerculesThe California Highway Patrol has closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 4 in Hercules Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a telephone pole causing live wires to fall across the lanes and stop traffic.
Overnight Bay Area Storm Knocks Out Power To ThousandsStormy weather in the Bay Area knocked out power to thousands of PG&E customers around the region on Thursday night and Friday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
Exploding Ammo, Downed Lines Hamper Firefighters At Napa House FireA house in unincorporated Napa was destroyed by a fire Thursday night as firefighters were prevented from getting too close because of exploding ammunition and downed power lines, according the to fire department.
Downed Lines Spark Mountain View Brush Fire; 1 HurtMountain View fire crews were able to control a vegetation fire sparked by downed high voltage power lines near the Microsoft Corporation campus Thursday night, fire officials said.

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