Downed power line sparks outage, small fire in SLO

kleslie@thetribunenews.comAugust 27, 2013 

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified PG&E spokesperson Blair Jones.

A downed power line near Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo was the source of both a power outage and a small brush fire Tuesday.

Around 10:30 a.m., PG&E crews were working to replace transmission lines in the area when one line came into contact with a power line, PG&E spokesman Blair Jones said.

The contact resulted in a 2,775-customer power outage in the area of Tanglewood Drive and Johnson Avenue. Power was restored to all but 14 of the customers within two hours, Jones said.

The downed power line also sparked a small brush fire at the end of Knoll Drive off Johnson Avenue, according to Cal Fire dispatch.

San Luis Obispo City Fire and Cal Fire both responded to the scene with about 40 firefighting personnel to contain it.

The fire was put out by noon, after burning less than 1 acre.

No injuries or structural damage were reported.

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