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Power outage leaves 40 Newcastle-area customers in the dark

By: Jenifer Gee, Journal Staff Writer
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About 40 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers in the Newcastle area were without power for most of Sunday. The outage occurred at about 9:10 a.m. Sunday. Crews expected to repair the outage by about 7:30 p.m. Equipment failure reportedly caused the outage, PG&E officials said. In an unrelated incident, Sunday afternoon, a one-acre fire was contained shortly after it broke out on Ridge Road in the Newcastle area, according to Cal Fire officials. Crews had cleared the scene by 5 p.m. Sunday. — Jenifer Gee