Shoreline Pole Fire Causes Outage for 2,800 homes, businesses

A fire on a utility pole in Shoreline led to an outage affecting about 2,800 homes and businesses about 7 a.m. today.

A fire on a utility pole in Shoreline led to an outage affecting about 2,800 homes and businesses about 7 a.m. today.

A crew of lineworkers responded to make repairs and dispatchers routed power around the damage, restoring service to all but about 280 customers by 9:30 a.m. All customers were expected to by back in service by 3 p.m.

The general boundaries of the outage were NE 201st Street on the north, NE 165th Street on the south, 49 Place NE on the east and Corliss Avenue N 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.