San Luis Obispo transformer fire causes electric outage

A transformer fire knocked out electric service to more than 1,000 customers in San Luis Obispo on Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m., a transformer located on a pole near the intersection of Higuera and Nipomo streets caught fire knocking out power to 1,227 PG&E customers. It is estimated the power will be restored by 5:30 p.m., a half an hour before the start of SLO Farmer’s Market.

Once the fire was extinguished, PG&E crews began assessing the damage and making repairs.


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