Stanford University preparing for days without power following Edgewood Fire


A power outage at Stanford University that occurred when a nearby fire caused the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. transmission line to the campus to lose power could take days to resolve, university officials said.

The seven-alarm fire, dubbed the Edgewood Fire, broke out Tuesday afternoon at Edgewood Road and Crestview Drive. It covered 20 acres and was 80% contained as of 5:38 p.m. Wednesday, according to Cal Fire.

Around 8,900 PG&E customers lost power due to the fire, according utility spokesperson Karly Hernandez. The outage impacted College of San Mateo as well as Stanford, prompting both schools to cancel classes on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday evening, Stanford canceled its summer classes for the remainder of the week as it braces for a “multi-day disruption.”

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