San Jose firefighters, PG&E crews responding to underground vault fire

SAN JOSE (BCN)–An underground vault fire that sparked in San Jose this morning has been extinguished, a fire captain said.

Crews initially responded at about 6:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of Brushglen Way on a report of a fence on fire and three trees burning, Fire Capt. Mitch Matlow said.

Firefighters determined the source of the blaze was an underground PG&E vault and worked to protect surrounding structures from the flames, Matlow said.

Firefighters had to wait to extinguish the fire until a PG&E crew could come out to turn off power to the vault. The blaze was put out about 45 minutes later, according to Matlow.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, he said.

PG&E officials said about 3,380 customers in the area initially lost power because of the incident, but only 24 remained without power as of 8 a.m.

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