Between 4,000 and 6,000 residents in the Marysville and Olivehurst area were affected by a power outage on Thursday night.

A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesperson said 8,695 total customers are without power, with no timetable for restoration. 

PGE was asked earlier in the night to turn off power for the protection of fire crews fighting a fire in the Simpson Lane area – the cause is under investigation. 

As of Thursday night, he said there wasn’t an estimate on when power would be restored. 

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