1,400 Without Power in Concord & Walnut Creek After Wires Fall, Transformer Catches on Fire on Bancroft Rd.

July 28, 2014 12:41 pm · 11 comments


About 1,400 people are without power in Claycord after power lines fell down and a transformer caught on fire on Bancroft Rd. in Concord.

The blaze has been extinguished, but homes and businesses in Concord & Walnut Creek in the area between Bancroft and Oak Grove, and between Ygnacio Valley Rd. and David Ave. are now without power.

It is unknown what caused the blaze, but it appears a nearby fence caught on fire first, and the fire quickly spread to the wires and the transformer.


No injuries were reported, and PG&E says the power should be back on by 3:15pm.

Thanks to Shurizaday for the picture!

UPDATE: Power has been restored to most businesses in Oak Grove Plaza (Treat & Oak Grove).

Me.wonderful July 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Oak grove plaza just got power back.

Diablo salon July 28, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Power back at oak grove plaza.

Jim July 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

My power is back on now

Dantana July 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Countrywood Ct. Just went back on line

Meredith Scott July 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM

I’m across from DeSalle and have not lost power.

MP July 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM

How close to Mayhew was this fire?

Caitlin July 28, 2014 at 2:19 PM

As of 1:45ish PG&E had blocked the road from Mayhew to Saint Louis Dr. My house is located on saint Louis dr and I didn’t have power as of 2pm.

MP—the fire was about five houses down on Bancroft from Mayhew.

Nutcreek Frontier July 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Thanks Mayor as always for keeping us updated!

brig July 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Another cigarette butt starts a fire? Illegal fireworks? Anyone?

Nutcreek Frontier July 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The new story references falling power lines.

Maria Earl July 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I smelled smoke, I live right down the street from where the fire was. We lost cable and internet for two days…no big deal. Glad no one was hurt.

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