Utility crews have restored power to thousands of customers after blackouts were reported in Sacramento and Vacaville on Monday afternoon. More than 16,000 customers went out in the Arden area of ​​Sacramento, before 3 p.m., according to the SMUD outage map. By 3:50 p.m., the power had returned. SMUD said the tree hit a power line near Northrop and Howe roads. In Vacaville, more than 5,800 customers were affected by another outage that occurred around the same time period, according to a map from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (Video above: Timeline for Monday’s high temperatures.) A grass fire is believed to be the cause of the outage, according to the Vacaville Police Department. However, a PG&E spokesperson told KCRA 3 that it was not aware of the fire and was investigating the cause. As of 4pm, the PG&E outage map no longer shows outages in the area. Thousands of people were without power the previous day in El Dorado County, but electricity has since been restored there too. The unplanned outage came as California officials called for a dramatic increase in power conservation efforts by people at homes and businesses this week. “We have now entered the most intense phase of this heatwave,” Elliot Mainzer, head of California’s Independent Systems Operator, or Cal ISO, said Monday. He said the state grid would need about two to three times as much. conservation of people across the state at home and business as was the case recently during flexible anniversaries. Officials have warned of the possibility of rolling blackouts. This story develops. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.

Utility crews have restored power to thousands of customers after blackouts were reported in Sacramento and Vacaville on Monday afternoon.

More than 16,000 customers went out in the Arden area of ​​Sacramento, before 3 p.m., according to the SMUD outage map. By 3:50 p.m., the power had returned.

SMUD said the tree hit a power line near Northrop and Howe roads.

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In Vacaville, more than 5,800 customers were affected by another outage that occurred around the same time period, according to a map from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

  • (Video above: Timeline for high temperatures on Monday.)

A grass fire is believed to be the cause of the outage, according to the Vacaville Police Department. However, a PG&E spokesperson told KCRA 3 that it was not aware of the fire and was investigating the cause.

As of 4pm, the PG&E outage map no longer shows outages in the area.

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Thousands of people were without power the previous day in El Dorado County, but electricity has since been restored there too.

Unplanned blackouts come as California officials has called for a dramatic increase in energy conservation efforts by people at home and business this week.

“We have now entered the most intense phase of this heatwave,” Elliot Mainzer, head of the California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said on Monday.

He said the state network would require about two to three times as much conservation as people across the state at home and business as it did recently during flexible alerts.

Officials have warned of the possibility of rolling blackouts.

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This story develops. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.

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