Nearly 4,000 Without Power in Clairemont and Linda Vista Area

Nearly 4,000 people were out of power Thursday night in the Clairemont and Linda Vista area of San Diego after a blown transformer caused an outtage and a small brush fire, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

The outtage occured at approximately 9:07 p.m. when police responded to reports of a blown transformer on the 3200 block of Via Arcilla near Mt. Acadia Boulevard.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) says a vehicle hit one of their "facilities" which led to the outtage. 

According to an outtage map on SDG&E's website, approximately 2261 customers were out of power in Clairemont, Bay Park, Morena, Linda Vista and Mission Valley area. While 1,653 people were affected in other areas of Clairemont, Linda Vista adn Mission Valley.

Power is expected to be restored around midnight but that could change after field crews assess the damage.

As of midnight, power was estimated to be restored around 2 a.m., according to SDGE's website.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) also responded to reports of wires down. The brush fire was put out shortly after crews arrived.

It's not clear if this was a hit-and-run or if the vehicle stayed on the scene.

No other information was immediately available.

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