POWER PROBLEMS: 300+ customers in Puget Ridge area out; vault fire on West Marginal

7:29 PM: Thanks for the tips. Above is a screengrab of the Seattle City Light map showing 317 customers lost power about 10 minutes ago, mostly in the Puget Ridge area. No obvious cause yet. Let us know if you see SCL crews!

7:51 PM: We don’t know yet if it’s related but SFD is responding to a vault fire in the 6700 block of West Marginal [map]. Firefighters report “light smoke coming from an underground vault” and SFD says via Twitter/X: “Firefighters are establishing a 300-foot safety perimeter as a precaution and to protect nearby structures.” … The outage map has, since the start, included two spots off West Marginal, including one in the area of the vault fire, so that might be an indication.

8:05 PM: They’re dismissing most of the units from the vault-fire call.

9:19 PM: Power’s restored to the 300+ who were out.

7 Replies to "POWER PROBLEMS: 300+ customers in Puget Ridge area out; vault fire on West Marginal"

  • Longfellow Creek August 26, 2023 (7:34 pm)

    SCL crews just hit the corner of Juneau and Delridge

  • datamuse August 26, 2023 (7:40 pm)

    Real time 911 is showing a vault fire on West Marginal, could that be related?

    • WSB August 26, 2023 (7:50 pm)

      Don’t know yet. Stepped away from the desk for a few minutes and came back to this.

      • datamuse August 26, 2023 (7:55 pm)

        Yeah, no idea myself (obviously) but since I live off Highland Park Way I couldn’t help noticing the callout!

        • WSB August 26, 2023 (8:10 pm)

          I noted this above but a clue to the potential link is the two outage dots off West Marginal, part of the 317-customer outage from the start, one in the same area of the vault fire. I will follow up with SFD tonight as they often answer inquiries after-hours but City Light info might not be available beyond whatever “cause” notation turns up on the map tonight.

          • 21st ave resident August 26, 2023 (8:18 pm)

            Just noticed outage after waking up just now. Hope everyone is safe. 

  • Howdyneighbor August 26, 2023 (9:14 pm)

    Power restored at 9:14pm at my house on Puget Ridge

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