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More than 2,000 without power in Fontana following crash, transformer explosion

By in Press Enterprise on October 27, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

More than 2,000 Fontana homes and businesses are without power after a vehicle hit a power pole at Jurupa and Sierra avenues causing a transformer to explode Friday morning, according to police officials.

Just before 9 a.m. a vehicle lost control, struck a fire hydrant and then the power pole knocking the pole over, according to Fontana police officials. Paramedics took the driver and the passenger to a nearby hospital for minor injuries and complaints of pain.

Southern California Edison outage maps show that 2,169 customers were without power in the area of the crash. The loss of power was first reported at 8:53 a.m., the SCE map shows.

Fontana police are investigating the crash, but officials say they do not believe alcohol was a factor.

This story is developing. Check back later as further information is made available.

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