North Bay News
Vault fire in Vallejo knocks out power to homes
VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- 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.
PG&E, power outage, fire, vallejo, north bay news, amy hollyfield
- Bay Area man survives avalanche on Mount Everest 3 min ago
- San Francisco officer injured in crash after pursuit
- Confirmed death toll in ferry disaster climbs to 33
- Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea
- Crews search for person after boat accident in Brentwood 45 min ago
- CHP officer struck by hit-and-run driver on Highway 101
- Young Oakland woman dies at Coachella music fest
- Dog stabbed to death in SF's Mission District
- Scratch lotto ticket bought in Milpitas worth $1.3M
- Counties tell Brown they need money for his law
- Brentwood police investigate armed robbery spree
- California regulators propose coyote-killing ban
- Minimalists find happiness living with less
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Saturday