Power restored to all but 72 PG&E customers following transformer fire 

An overhead transformer fire knocked out power to nearly 2,400 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Mission district early this morning, a utility spokesman said.

A small fire was reported at the intersection of Duboce Avenue and Stevenson Street at 3:53 a.m., knocking out power to 2,388 customers, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

Crews responded and put out the fire, which burned a transformer atop a power pole, Molica said.

Power had been restored to all but 387 customers as of 5:20 a.m., and to all but 72 customers as of 8:20 a.m., according to Molica.

He said a temporary generator had been brought in, and that crews hoped to have power restored to all customers by 10:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Molica said PG&E is looking at whether the transformer was overloaded and needs to be upgraded to handle the power needs of the various businesses and homes in the area.

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