SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s famous fog may be the culprit behind a power outage that left thousands of people in the dark on Sunday.
The outage was first reported around 9:30 a.m. in the city’s Richmond District and initially affected some 4,600 homes and businesses.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Elevates Wildfire Fears Among Bay Area Residents
A power pole at California St. and 16th Avenue had caught fire. A PG&E worker at the scene told KPIX that condensation from fog, possibly mixed with dirt and grime, likely caused an electrical arc.READ MORE: Redwood City Couple Arrested On Child Abuse Charges After Newborn Hospitalized With Broken Leg
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More than 600 customers were still without power late Sunday afternoon.