As many as 210 Anaheim residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday night after a power surge caused small fires in their neighborhood.
No one was hurt, but the residents of 39 homes in a three-block area near Elder Street and State College Boulevard were asked to leave their homes, said Tim Butler, Anaheim fire battalion chief.
Three hours after the problem was reported, the residents remained on the streets in front of their homes, waiting to see if they could reenter, Butler said. The American Red Cross was trying to set up a shelter, possibly at Katella High School.
Edward Gallegos, a fire dispatch supervisor, said his center received a call at 7:10 p.m. reporting an electric line down at 530 S. Elder St.