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Bird causes power outage in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood

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A seagull caused a power outage that affected about 500 PG&E customers in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood this morning.

PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said the seagull sparked the outage shortly after 8 a.m. at 24th and Illinois streets.

"A bird made contact with two of our power lines at the same time," he said.

One wire fell to the street, and crews responded to make repairs.

Power was restored to most customers shortly after 10 a.m., and the rest had their electricity back by 11:30 a.m., he said.

Molica said the seagull survived and is being tended to by San Francisco Animal Care and Control.