PG&E outage kept as many as 17,000 customers without power in northwest Bakersfield

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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.

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