Update on power outage, small Maples fire

A power outage affecting a number of campus buildings was triggered at approximately 1:45 pm today as a result of deconstruction work occurring at the former site of the Cardinal Cogeneration Plant. Crews are currently working to restore power to campus buildings.

Current estimates are that power should be restored beginning at 6 p.m., though this is subject to change.

The LBRE Operations Center is in communication with building managers about the power outage. Local building managers will be working to determine operational plans for the remainder of the day in each location.

The power outage was reported to have triggered a small fire just after 2 p.m. on the roof of Maples Pavilion. Emergency lights on the southeast corner of the roof of the building are reported to have ignited some roofing materials. Palo Alto and Mountain View fire units responded and quickly extinguished the fire. The building was evacuated during the incident and no injuries were reported. Maples Pavilion remains closed at this time but traffic has reopened in the area.

Below is a list of campus facilities currently affected by the power outage:

  • Knight Management Center
  • McMurtry Building
  • Anderson Collection
  • Cantor Art Museum
  • Green Library East Wing
  • Lou Henry Hoover Building
  • Herbert Hoover Memorial Building
  • Alumni Center
  • Littlefield Center
  • Frost Amphitheater
  • Bing Concert Hall
  • Maples Pavilion
  • Arrillaga Sports Center
  • Avery Aquatic Center
  • Taube Tennis Stadium
  • Varsity Tennis Courts
  • Burnham Pavilion
  • Taube Tennis South
  • Angell Field South
  • Angell Field North
  • Sunken Diamond Lights
  • Arrillaga Gym and Weight Room
  • Lathrop Library