UPDATE: Burien, King County Customers Back in Service

This morning, Seattle City Light restored service to the remaining 200 customers (from the original 7,100) affected by a power outage caused by a downed power line yesterday afternoon.

Early this morning, Seattle City Light restored service to the  remaining 200 customers (from the original 7,100) affected by a power outage caused by a downed power line yesterday afternoon.

The cause is not clear: whether it was a wire that fell into brush, creating a fire, or a fire that affected the wires.

The fire happened in a wooded utility right-of-way south of S 96th Street and west of Des Moines Memorial Drive.

Thursday, City Light re-routed power around the damaged area to restore service for all but about 200 customers by 6:15 p.m. Full restoration came about 4:15 a.m. Friday morning. 

The general boundaries of the outage were SW 95th Street on the North, SW 131st Street on the South, Glendale Way S on the East and Seola Beach Drive SW on the West.

Seattle City Light is the ninth largest public electric utility in the United States.  It has the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents.  City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.