A blown transformer left more than 3,500 customers in Montecito without power Monday night, according to the Southern California Edison Co.
The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of Olive Mill Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Only limited information about the outage was available from Edison, but various reports indicated that a transformer exploded and may have caused a small vegetation fire.
By 10 p.m., 725 customers remained without power, said company spokeswoman Patricia Bartoli-Wible.
“Crews will continue to work through the night to isolate the cause, make repairs and restore power,” Bartoli-Wible said. “We ask for your patience and caution.”
Some roads in the area reportedly were closed while emergency crews investigated.
No injuries were reported.
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