Power Outage Surprises East County

Residents blame SDG&E practices

By Andie Adams
|  Thursday, Nov 3, 2011  |  Updated 9:23 PM PDT
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Power Outage Surprises East County

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As a 600-acre fire lit up the sky just across the border, rural East County residents were left with nothing but daylight.

Around 8:15 Wednesday morning, over 700 people lost power as fire caught in Tecate, Mexico.

The night before, San Diego Gas & Electric reportedly called residents to warn them about high winds and red flag conditions. According to East County Magazine, those called were outraged because SDG&E told them it would shut off the power due to that red flag alert. That meant the people could not receive reverse 911 calls.

However, SDG&E said the outage was not planned and was not related to that fire. An equipment malfunction caused the electricity to fail.

The outage lasted just over five hours.

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