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Overnight Wind Mayhem on East 14th St.: What Got Blown Around at Your House?

Folks will likely be cleaning up today after overnight gusty winds. Post your photos of any windy scenes.

Wind was to blame for blowing over everything in town from Christmas trees at a tree lot to a construction fence and power lines.

Tell Patch what blew over in your neighborhood in the comments below. If you have pictures, please upload them here.

Two fires broke out in unincorporated San Leandro, one of which led to the discovery of a pot growing operation.

Just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to a two-story single family residence at the 16000 block of Gramercy Drive in unincorporated San Leandro.

The fire was contained to the basement of the home within 10 minutes of the arrival of firefighters.

But during their assault on the smoke and flames, firefighters came across a marijuana growing operation and notified the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office immediately.

The second action occurred on Wednesday at 11:30PM, when a downed power line sparked a one-alarm blaze at a commercial building at 16548 E. 14th St. (the Old Arlen Ness Shop). 

Five engines, one truck and a heavy rescue responded. Firefighters contained the blaze to the building of origin in less than 40 minutes.

Around the Bay Area 2,100 customers woke up Thursday without power due to the wind, PG&E spokeswoman Katie Romans said. That included 700 East Bay customers, though that number will dwindle as repair crews fix damaged lines.

In the Peninsula 200 had power knocked down. The South Bay had 900 customers still affected Thursday morning. In the Santa Cruz Mountains area as many as 26,000 customers were without power overnight, a PG&E spokesman said.

There were sporadic outages throughout San Leandro Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, but they seem to have been repaired. Leave a comment if you were affected.


— Bay City News contributed to this report     

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