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Fallen Tree Branch Causes Power Outage And Small Fire

P.G.& E. says a power outage affecting about a thousand customers in the Longeway area was caused by a falling tree branch.

Spokeswoman Emily Barnett says that the large oak tree branch fell on a power line shortly before 2:00 this afternoon causing two transformers to go into safety shutdown.

Those transformers were reactivated a short time later, leaving only six customers without power while crews reattached the line.

CDF also responded to the area because of a small grass fire sparked by the downed power line.

CDF says the fire was quickly extinguished and held to under a half acre.