PG&E crews on the scene of a power outage.  (CBS)

Lightning Strikes Transformer In San Francisco, Causes Power Outage

The cause of a power outage that left 100 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood without power Friday morning was a nearby lightning strike, a utility spokesman said.


San Francisco transformer fire

San Francisco Transformer Fire Knocks Out Power To Thousands

Fire crews were on the scene of a pole and transformer fire that knocked out power to thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to fire and utility officials.



Antioch Copper Wire Thieves Reach New High – Or Low

The price tag to replace just one power pole and its missing transformer: $12,000.


A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

Underground Transformer Explodes On Embarcadero In SF

About a dozen fire personnel responded to an underground transformer explosion near San Francisco’s Pier 3 that blew two manhole covers off Sunday morning.

CBS San Francisco–05/29/2011