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Power Outage
updated: Mar 05, 2014, 7:47 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Electricity is out on the entire block of San Lorenzo. Anywhere else?

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 COMMENT 500014 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 07:49 AM

It went off on the west side of Rhoads. Just came back now though.

 

 COMMENT 500019 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 08:03 AM

Another transformer blew? What is going on? Seems like at least one a week.

 

 COMMENT 500040P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 08:42 AM

Profits over maintaining equipment.

 

 COMMENT 500101 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 11:07 AM

Yes, a transformer blew by the fence of the the parking lot of El Camino Elementary School! It caught part of a neighbor's yard on fire which was put out by the owner of the house. But the transformer itself was on fire for an hour before they could put it out! Crazy stuff!

 

 COMMENT 500104 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 11:14 AM

Don't know how the fire was extinguished, but note that it is very dangerous to spray water on electrical power lines, transformers, etc.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 12:46 PM

Legally those fires can only be put out when Edison arrives..

 

 NELLY5 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 01:51 PM

Transformer on fire and wires down on San Julio

 

 COMMENT 500283 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-05 07:53 PM

The fire dept did spray with water hoses when the pole caught fire, but waited for Edison personnel to come and put out the transformer fire with their extinguishers.

 

 COMMENT 500339 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-06 08:18 AM

This has been a bad week for edison in Noleta. Note that often an "event" such as a tree limb onto wires will not only knock out power for the block, but will also send surges into the lines that can damage equipment like switches and transformers which may keep on running, but only for a little while. When they go, they too can create surges, so in an area with dirty, worn out, or overstressed equipment you will tend to get cascading failures.

Also, if the brush in your backyard is burning, the safest thing to do is to call 911, then apply a water spray from a hose to stop/slow the spread of the fire as long as their are no wires actually down and as long as you have several clear escape routes and someone to watch you. Spray into the base of the flames and work up. Stay well away from wires with the hose spray. If in doubt, activating sprinklers can allow you to get everything nice and wet while staying well away from the action.

 

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