Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Controlled burn causes Saturday power outage

NORTHSHORE – Nearly 5,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers were out of power Saturday evening due to conditions connected with a controlled burn.


Susan Simon, a spokesperson for PG&E, said heavy smoke from a controlled burn on the northwest side of Bachelor Valley affected electrical transmission lines, causing the outage at approximately 5:11 p.m.


Simon said 4,891 PG&E customers in Nice, Lucerne and the west side of Upper Lake were affected.


Power was restored to all affected customers by 8:56 p.m., said Simon.


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