The Latest: Power restored after huge Los Angeles outage

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Posted: Jul 09, 2017 12:45 PM
The Latest: Power restored after huge Los Angeles outage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a power outage in Los Angeles (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

Electricity has been restored to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught fire amid a blistering heat wave.

The LA Department of Water and Power said Sunday morning that repairs continue but the outage has ended.

Crews worked through the night to fix conductors, circuit breakers and transformers damaged in the blaze. The fire's cause is under investigation.

At its height, the outage Saturday evening affected 140,000 customers in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Cooling centers were opened for residents left without air conditioning.

The department says the fire at the station in the Northridge/Reseda area involved equipment that carries high-voltage electricity and distributes it at lower voltages.

No one was injured.

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8:40 a.m.

Electricity is slowly being restored to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught fire amid a blistering heat wave.

The LA Department of Water and Power says it hopes to restore electricity to all customers by late Sunday morning.

Crews worked through the night to repair conductors, circuit breakers and transformers damaged in the blaze. The fire's cause is under investigation.

At its height, the outage Saturday evening affected 140,000 customers in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Cooling centers were opened for residents left without air conditioning.

The department says the fire at the station in the Northridge/Reseda area involved equipment that carries high-voltage electricity and distributes it at lower voltages.

No one was injured.