Equipment Failure Knocks Out Power for 800 Homes

An equipment failure left more than 800 homes without power for three hours early Monday morning, but the problem was repaired shortly after sunrise, a city spokeswoman said.

The power was off from about 3 to 6:10 a.m., affecting homes between Plummer and Nordhoff streets in Northridge, said Karen Shepard-Grimes, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Power officials suspect that the outage was caused by an underground switch malfunction, Shepard-Grimes said.