BC Hydro’s site lists 20 outages in Vancouver right now, all either due to “cable fault” or as “under investigation.” although the CBC tells us:
The fire started when underground power lines caught fire and caused an explosion beneath Richards Street, between West Pender and Dunsmuir streets, around 9 a.m. PT.
The explosion blew a manhole cover into the air and filled the business district with smoke, but fire officials said the smoke was not toxic. The fire was extinguished around noon. (Source: CBC)
Yeah, I’d say if the cables are ON FIRE, that’s probably a “cable fault.”
Needless to say, I’m happy to be here right now:
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to lounge by the pool!