FAIRFIELD — A van veered into a box containing high-voltage power equipment at Lopes Road and Fermi Drive on Monday, briefly causing a fire and cutting off the power for nearby businesses and schools – including Rodriguez High School and Solano Community College.
Fairfield police said the van contained only the driver, who was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
More than 1,500 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in Fairfield were initially without power. A PG&E outage map depicted the initial area as starting near the Fermi Drive area and the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange and continuing northward into Suisun Valley.
PG&E reported an outage that affected 1,620 customers in the Fairfield area began at 1:38 p.m. Six customers still lacked power by 4:15 p.m., according to PG&E. Power was fully restored shortly before 5 p.m.
Robinson Kuntz contributed to this report. Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or email@example.com.