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Saturday, April 14, 2018, 03:57 P.M.

The Bakersfield refinery suffered a partial power outage early this morning causing several systems to lose power. The refinery personnel responded with support from specialists and power has since been restored, with a few exceptions pending the repairs of the power lines that have been isolated. The power outage was traced to mylar balloons coming in contact with power lines.

As a reminder, when these type of balloons are let go they can travel many miles and come in contact with power lines causing damage and creating potential safety concerns for those impacted by such an incident. Below is a link to a PG&E video on this hazard.