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Power pole down, power outage reported in Northwest Bakersfield

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Posted at 5:47 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 21:00:30-04

A power pole is down near Allen Road and Palm Avenue causing a power outage in the area Tuesday evening.

Around 885 customers are being affected.

The outage was reported around 5:20 p.m. The estimated restoration time is 8:45 p.m.

The pole caused a small fire in a nearby lot.

The cause is unknown. PG&E is investigating.