Second day of extreme heat brings power outages, health concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Extreme heat stretched into the Labor Day weekend across the Bay Area Saturday.

A power outage at a skillled nursing faculty in Fremont prompted staff to park a large portable generator in the parking lot to power some air conditioners and lights.

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Some relatives say it wasn't enough during this historic heatwave.

"My dad has a fan going right now because there's no electricity. Hopefully the air conditioner will kick on soon but it hasn't happened yet," said Safi Matin.

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PG&E restored power to the facility about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The utility can't say for sure if the heat was to blame for a blown transformer nearby.
In Walnut Creek extreme heat prompted staff Ruth Bancroft Garden to close its faculty early.

"We normally close at 5 p.m., but needed to close at 1 p.m. because it's just not safe to be out in these conditions," said manager William McDaid.

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