Power has been restored to the main campus at UC San Diego after a transformer caught fire at a power station on the east side of campus on Saturday, causing an outage that lasted for hours.
» Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts» Like Us On Facebook» Follow Us On Twitter
The electrical fire was reported at 12:18 p.m. in an underground electrical substation building on Campus Point Drive, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The fire caused about $300,000 in damage to the buildings' contents and about $50,000 in damage to the property, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said. No injuries were reported, she said.
San Diego Gas and Electric was initially called out, but determined the transformer was university equipment, a spokeswoman for the utility said.
A written statement on the university's website posted shortly after 3 p.m. said the fire had been extinguished and that crews were working to restore power on campus.
The outage also affected UC San Diego's Thorton Hospital, which was forced to use its emergency backup power.
The La Jolla Playhouse also had to reschedule Saturday night's performances due to the outage.
Power was restored to all affected areas by 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Copyright Do you have more information about this story? Click here to contact usCopyright 2012 by 10News.com. City News Service contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.