UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 - PG&E has restored all power in areas affected by the bright flash.
RED BLUFF, Calif. - A bright flash reportedly caused by a squirrel has left over 1,000 customers without power in Tehama County.
Paul Moreno, a spokesperson for PG&E, said that 1,700 customers have been without power since 10:49 a.m. on Friday after a squirrel got inside a substation on Tyler Road, south of Red Bluff.
The squirrel came into contact with high-voltage equipment which caused a bright flash and subsequently a power outage.
PG&E is currently working to restore power to the customers and estimate it to be fully restored in the early afternoon.