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Fire leaves 68,000 without power in Fresno

June 16, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A fire at an electrical substation briefly left about 70,000 customers without power in Fresno.


Pacific Gas & Electric says the fire occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday at the Gregg transmission substation outside of town.


The blaze was confined to a single piece of equipment and was quickly doused.


PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles says power was restored to all customers within 90 minutes.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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