Thousands Lose Power Due to Fallen Crane in Paradise

Over 4,000 PG&E customers lost power early Monday morning after a fallen crane damaged some power lines in Paradise.

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 12:09 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2018 6:15 PM

UPDATED 5:32 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 - PG&E reports 69 customers are still without power after a crane fell and took out power lines in the area. 

PG&E spokesperson, Paul Moreno, said PG&E hopes to have power fully restored to customers in this area by midnight.

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UPDATED 12:47 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 - PG&E is reporting that over 4,000 customers lost power after the crane fell and took out some power lines in the area. 

They are currently working to fix the problem and have restored power to all but 75 customers in the area. 

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Fire firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on the 8400 block of Skyway in Butte County on August 20, after it appeared that a large crane fell through some power wires. 

The fire was fully contained at .10 acres. The Cal Fire Butte County Unit says that the fire is under investigation and crews will remain on the scene until the crane is removed. 

 

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