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Power Line Sparks Small Fire in San Roque

Electricity was cut to several customers, but there was no damage to structures

A small vegetation fire sparked by a downed power line creates a glow behind a residence in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara late Thursday night.

A small vegetation fire sparked by a downed power line creates a glow behind a residence in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara late Thursday night.  (Jamie Kohl photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

A downed power line caused a scare for residents in San Roque late Thursday night, sparking a small vegetation fire but no damage to structures, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.

Firefighters were called out shortly before midnight to the 3600 block of San Pedro Lane, where they found power lines arcing and a small fire in the vegetation below, said fire Capt. Gary Pitney.

With a line down, firefighters had to stand by until Southern California Edison crews arrived to repair the problem, Pitney said.

The small blaze burned itself out fairly quickly, according to witnesses at the scene.

Power was knocked out to several customers in the area, but details on the number were not immediately available.

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