DAVIS (CBS13) – Explosions at two separate underground electrical vaults caused widespread power outages in Davis.
At around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to an underground electrical vault in the area of Marina Circle and Lake Boulevard after it exploded and started a fire above the ground.
Residents of a nearby home were evacuated as a precaution. No damage was caused to the home, although a nearby fence caught fire.
A similar underground vault exploded earlier in the day over two miles away at 520 Alvarado Avenue. Firefighters were able to limit that fire to a few bushes.
The fires caused widespread power outages.
PG&E officials haven’t commented on the cause of the explosions or whether the two incidents are connected.
Pressure built up by the fires may have led to the explosions.