SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A power pole that caught fire is being blamed for a power outage in south Sacramento early Monday morning.
The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. in the Florin area.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
Exactly how the pole caught fire is unclear, but the problem caused about 5,000 SMUD customers to lose power.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
About half of those people had their power restored by 6 a.m.
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SMUD estimated that full restoration would happen by noon on Monday.