Redondo Fire, 1st Ld
Electrical Pole Fire Causes Power Outages in Redondo Beach
REDONDO BEACH (CNS) – An electrical pole fire prompted street closures and power outages in Redondo Beach today.
Redondo Beach Fire Department firefighters responded at about 8:45 a.m. to the fire in the area of South Prospect Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, near El Retiro Park, authorities said.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, though its cause was not immediately known.
About 415 customers in the area lost power due to the fire, according to Southern California Edison.
Streets were closed in the area as crews worked to restore services and shelter-in-place orders were put in effect for residents and businesses on Pacific Coast Highway between Palos Verdes Boulevard and Robert Road, and on Prospect Avenue between Pacific Coast Highway and Avenue G, according to the fire department.
The order was issued due to fears that the burned pole could topple and bring other poles and electrical lines with it.
The shelter-in-place orders were lifted about 6:45 p.m., according to the Redondo Beach Police Department. Prospect Avenue and the eastbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway were also reopened, though police advised drivers to expect intermittent closures of the southbound Pacific Coast Highway as Southern California Edison crews continued to work.
Repairs were expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Saturday, according to the RBPD.
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