Brief power outage in Alameda’s East End under investigation
Officials with Alameda Municipal Power are investigating an early morning power outage that briefly cut off power to Bay Farm Island and the main Island’s East End.
AMP spokesman Matt McCabe said the 12-minute outage began at 7:33 a.m. and affected 15,000 customers on Bay Farm Island and east of Sherman Street.
McCabe said the cause of the outage is under investigation, but a source at AMP said they believe interference with the utility’s power lines may have caused the outage.
The outage is the sixth one Alameda residents have weathered in the last six months.
Separately, Island residents said they heard the city’s emergency sirens sound at around 8:15 a.m., about a half hour after the outage ceased. Acting Fire Chief Michael Fisher said the sirens weren’t activated, and said he believes the sound residents heard may have been a fire alarm.