SEATTLE — Power has been restored to an outage in the north Seattle and Shoreline areas that affected 5,171 customers. Crews determined that a bird caused a piece of equipment to short circuit and started a small pole fire. The boundaries were on the north; NE 185th St., on the south; NE 120th St., on the east; 33rd Ave NE and on the west, Corliss Ave N. Not all customers within the boundaries were affeceted. The original outage began at 6:58 a.m. Power was fully restored at 8:55 a.m.
Seattle City Light is the tenth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of 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.