Car crash knocks out power in Southeast Fresno

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The power is back on for more than 13-hundred customers left in the dark after a car smashed into a power pole in Southeast Fresno.

The accident happened at Church and Peach Avenue, knocking out power to customers between Kings Canyon and North Avenue and Willow and Minnewawa.

A car reportedly slammed into a power pole causing an explosion and fire. Firefighters managed to put out the fire. There was no sign of the driver.

PG&E crews spent the overnight hours working to repair the power pole. The utility says repairs should be complete by noon Tuesday.

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