Rhea Mahbubani

Transformer Fire Causes Power Outage in Campbell Neighborhood

A transformer fire early Wednesday sparked power outages in a Campbell neighborhood.

Firefighters were on scene at South Leigh Avenue and Dry Creek Road, putting out the flames.

While crews doused the flames, PG&E was forced to cut power to 6,000 homes in the area. Electricity was restored quickly, though. As of 7 a.m., 126 customers are without power, according to PG&E. Their service is expected to return within the hour.

The incident was caused by a bad cable. However, PG&E expects more rolling power outages later Wednesday – as was the case a day prior – as energy usage soars amid a heat wave.

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