Laguna wants to bury power line concerns

LAGUNA BEACH – Drooping wires and tangles of overhead utilities that interrupt ocean views are an aesthetic blight, according to some residents, and in a city that’s experienced its share of natural disasters, the power lines – possibly to blame for last weekend’s South Laguna brush fire – have officials concerned about safety.

Fire officials and Southern California Edison officials are investigating whether a downed power line may have caused the blaze that burned about 4 acres on Sept. 16, coming within a few hundred yards of homes.

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