SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Residents in a San Jose neighborhood woke-up in the dark Thursday after a PG&E power vault erupted into flames, officials said.
Crews initially responded at about 6:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of Brushglen Way on a report of a fence on fire and three trees burning, Fire Capt. Mitch Matlow said.READ MORE: Officials: Marin County Parents Knowingly Sent Child To School With COVID; 75 Students Quarantined
Arriving firefighters found the vault fully engulfed in flames and more than 3,000 local residents without power. Fortunately, the vault was isolated from homes in the neighborhood and no structures were threatened.
Firefighters had to wait to extinguish the fire until a PG&E crew could come out to turn off power to the vault. The blaze was put out about 45 minutes later, according to Matlow.READ MORE: UPDATE: Alameda County Omicron Variant Outbreak Victims Attended Wisconsin Wedding Last Weekend
No injuries were reported.
PG&E officials said about 3,380 customers in the area initially lost power because of the incident, but only 24 remained without power as of 8 a.m.MORE NEWS: Porsche Theft Suspect Arrested On Docked Cruise Ship; Three Bay Area Chop Shops Busted
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