Power restored to 20K in northeast Philadelphia
HOLMESBURG - August 25, 2011 (WPVI) -- All power has been restored to more than 20,000 customers in northeast Philadelphia who lost electricity after a fire at substation.
Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the fire broke out around 4:45 a.m. Thursday and damaged a circuit breaker.
The fire mostly involved electrical cable contained within a control building and there are no reports of injuries.
Armstrong says it was eventually extinguished around 7 a.m.
He says all power was restored by midday after crews worked to re-energize the substation.
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