Power restored to 20K in northeast Philadelphia

Thursday, August 25, 2011
An overheated breaker has cut off power to 20,000 PECO customers in Northeast Philadelphia.

An overheated breaker at this power station has cut off electricity to thouasnds of PECO customers in Northeast Philadelphia.

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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