Substation fire could be linked to huge SF power outage
Friday, 21 April 2017 () Substation fire could be linked to huge SF power outage The widespread power outage that struck San Francisco on Friday morning hit at about the same time as a fire at a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. substation at Larkin and Eddy streets in the city, although a company spokesman said it was not yet clear whether the blaze was a cause of the blackout or the result of it. All PG&E employees who work at the substation were safe, Doherty said.
A power outage forced the closure of BART’s Montgomery Station in San Francisco during Friday’s morning rush hour and knocked out traffic lights from Union Square to the Marina District and the city's famed cable car lines.
Up to 87,000 customers remained without power Friday after a widespread outage left a large swath of San Francisco homes and businesses without electricity,... FOXNews.com - USAlso reported by •SFGate •Seattle Times