3 people displaced after Daly City power pole fire, explosion 

Three residents and two pets were displaced from a home Tuesday night after a utility pole caught fire following an explosion in Daly City, fire officials said.

An outage connected to the fire was reported at 6:55 p.m. and initially impacted about 5,800 PG&E customers in Daly City and Pacifica, utility spokeswoman Jana Morris said Tuesday night.

That number was down to 2,900 as of 7:15 p.m. and about 520 customers remained without power as of 8:15 p.m., Morris said.

By 8:50 p.m. all power was restored, PG&E officials said.



North County Fire Authority officials reported a one-alarm electrical fire at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday night that resulted in the outage and displaced residents near the area of San Pedro Road and Mission Street in Daly City.

Near that intersection a utility pole had caught fire after an explosion. Arriving fire crews found a high voltage power line down that had scorched a building that contained two businesses and a residence, fire officials said.

Working with PG&E crews, fire crews secured the area and determined the power outage had damaged the building's water and gas distribution system. Three men and two dogs were displaced from the residence, with the American Red Cross assisting with alternate housing arrangements, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

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