Power outage in SF initially leaves 4,000 without electricity

Bay City News
Sunday, November 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Roughly 4,000 power customers in and around San Francisco's Bernal Heights and Portrero Hill neighborhoods lost electricity Sunday morning after a PG&E equipment failure, according to utility officials.

The outage was reported at 8:32 a.m., after an unspecified equipment failure in the vicinity of 25th Street and Potrero Avenue. Crews on scene say rainwater ran down an electrical pole, causing a fire and the power outage.

As of 10:30 p.m., PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said that service had been restored to all but 190 customers. There is currently no estimate for when those customers will have their power turned back on.

ABC7 News contributed to this report.