KFD responds to blown transformer after power is lost

Another power outage hit Taft on Friday, covering an area nearly identical to one that hit at noon a week ago.

The power went out about 3:30 p.m. to 2,983 customers in an area covering Taft Heights, the western edge of South Taft and much of the incorporated area.

PG&E said it was still trying to determine the cause, but Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a report of a blown transformer on the 200 block of E Street a few minutes after the power went out.