FAIRFIELD — In addition to fanning flames, the gusty north winds took a toll on local trees, power lines and at least a couple of trucks.
A portion of the 1800 block of Utah Street was blocked in the morning by huge trees that had tumbled. A little way down the same street, several big branches had fallen and blocked a driveway.
John Crossley, of John’s Hauling, arrived at his Mankas Corner business to find two of his business trucks had been hit by falling tree branches. One had damage to the bed; the other the roof.
“It put a dent and a crease in it,” Crossley said of the latter.
He said he had pondered cutting down the trees in the past. Crossley plans to now. He said other trees in the area were stressed and feared they, too, would fall.
Another truck was damaged by a tree that fell on Shire Court in Fairfield.
There were about a handful of reports of down power lines, including one in the backyard of a Fairfield home.
Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo had electrical outages Friday afternoon. Vacaville’s was the result of a broken pole.
In Vacaville, about 20 customers, in the area of Ulatis Drive and Nut Tree Road, lost power shortly after 8 a.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. estimated power would be restored about 6 p.m., according to the company’s website.
About 260 customers in Fairfield lost power shortly after 11 a.m. The estimated time of restoration, nor the cause, had been determined by 3:30 p.m. The outage was in the North Texas Street area.
About 70 PG&E customers in Vallejo lost power about 9:40 a.m. There was no estimated time of restoration, nor cause, as of 3:30 p.m. The outage was reported in the area around Redwood Street and Sereno Drive.
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