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Mountain View fire, Microsoft campus

Downed Lines Spark Mountain View Brush Fire; 1 Hurt

Mountain 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.



High-Speed Chase In Richmond Ends In Crash, Cutting Power To Thousands

A high-speed chase involving the California Highway Patrol ended when a suspect vehicle hit a utility pole in Richmond Sunday morning, knocking power out for thousands of residents.


A utility worker repairs a damaged power line. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Power Outages Remain In Santa Cruz County, Bay Area

More than 21,000 PG&E customers remained without power in Santa Cruz County as of late Friday morning, as well as hundreds in the Bay Area.


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PG&E Prepares For Downed Lines From Fierce Bay Area Wind Storm

PG&E is preparing for strong winds that are expected to hit the Bay Area over the next two days.


Seagull, sea gull

Seagull Hits Capitola Power Lines; Cuts Power To 10,000

A seagull flew into two power lines Monday morning, causing an outage that affected about 10,000 residents of the Capitola area, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011

Police and fire crews at the scene of a house fire at Dwight Way and Sacramento St. in Berkeley, April 7, 2011. (CBS)

Gas Leak During Berkeley House Fire Cause Explosions

An explosive fire gutted a two-story duplex in North Berkeley overnight Thursday.



Service Restored After Thousands Lose Power In Alameda

A power outage in Alameda affected about 6,800 customers Friday morning, but all customers have since had their power restored, an Alameda Municipal Power spokeswoman said.


San Francisco Muni

Downed Power Lines Cause San Francisco Muni Delays

Two San Francisco Municipal Railway lines that were disrupted by downed power lines Sunday morning have returned to regular service, a spokesman said.

CBS San Francisco–11/07/2010