BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Power has been restored after an outage affected as many 17,000 customers Wednesday afternoon in northwest Bakersfield and portions of the southwest.
PG&E said the outages happened around 4:35 p.m. Most of the outages were north of the Westside Parkway and west of Mohawk Street, according to PG&E’s website.
A spokesperson said equipment inside the Kern Power substation at Rosedale Highway and Coffee Road had caught fire. Kern County firefighters put out the flames and PG&E crews worked to restore power to homes and businesses.
The cause of the outage was not immediately known.