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Vault fire in Vallejo knocks out power to homes

Thursday, June 20, 2013

An underground vault fire in Vallejo knocked out power to dozens of homes near Almond Avenue and Willow Street this morning.

Transformers and equipment caught on fire before 8 a.m. on Almond Avenue. Initially, 800 customers lost power, but by 11 a.m. there were only 13 customers without power.

"There was a big bang in the morning around 7:40 to 7:50, that woke me up and there was fire that was coming out," said neighbor Emerson Hernandez.

PG&E crews are at the scene making repairs and replacing the equipment. There is no estimate when power will be fully restored.

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