A view of the SDG&E building. Courtesy of NBC San Diego broadcast.
A view of the SDG&E building. Courtesy of NBC San Diego broadcast.

One hundred and two customers are without power Thursday, according to the San Diego Gas & Electric website.

The outage was reported at 4:45 p.m. for El Cajon and the Fletcher Hills community. SDG&E is looking into what caused it, but no further details were available. SDG&E estimates power should be restored by 10 p.m.

Thursday’s El Cajon outage is the fourth reported. Earlier in the day, residents in the Chula Vista area, Escondido and Imperial Beach also experienced power loss. While electricity was restored for both Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, it was unclear whether SDG&E had restored power to the 72 customers in Escondido.

According to the SDG&E website, power was restored for 636 customers in Castle Park, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Otay, Otay Reservoir and Rancho Del Ray.

The utility said a “combination of factors” led to a power outage for the Chula Vista area, but did not give a reason for the outage in Imperial Beach.

According to an NBC7 report, an exploding transformer was to blame but an SDG&E representative could not be reached for confirmation. At 1:30 p.m., power was restored to 12 customers in Imperial Beach, who were without electricity for four-and-a-half hours.

–City News Service