UPDATE: Outages impacts over 1,600 homes


A power outage initially impacted 1,628 customers in an area straddling Newhall and Saugus  Wednesday morning. Power had been restored to all Southern California Edison customers in the area by 3:39 p.m., according to SCE spokeswoman Diane Castro. 

Before fully restoring the power, the outage boundaries had shrunk to an area bordered by Via Princessa to the north, Karie Lane to the east, Parvin Drive to the south and Circle J Ranch to the west Wednesday afternoon. This area included 155 customers. 

The original outage boundaries extended from Photoflash Road to Dockweiler Drive, and Karie Lane to Wiley Canyon Road, Castro said. 

SCE continued to investigate the cause of the outage as of Wednesday evening, according to Castro. 

The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to an electrical vault fire at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday at the 22000 block of Parvin Drive, near the center of impacted area. 

The engine on scene reported that “a piece of vault … came up off the ground,” according to Franklin Lopez, a representative with the department public information office. 

Lopez said firefighters departed the scene at 8:23 after Southern California Edison crews arrived. 

On July 29, a power outage in Saugus impacted 2,420 customers. 

This story was updated Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.

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