Bird causes power outage
More than 700 El Centro residents were powerless for about an hour Monday morning.
The cause of the outage was determined to be a bird that came in contact with electrical equipment, said Imperial Irrigation District Media Communications Officer Marion Champion.
A total of 787 Imperial Irrigation District customers were without electricity from 7:21 a.m. Monday until power was completely restored at 8:11 a.m. Monday, Champion said.
Areas affected were homes from La Brucherie Road to east to Eighth Street, and from Olive Avenue to south of Ross Avenue.