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About 1,500 homes in Burbank without power Thursday

The lights went out for 1,534 homes Thursday after a power line

shorted.

The outage began at 2:44 p.m., when a residential feeder line

short-circuited, Burbank Water and Power officials said. Workers

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restored the line at 3:34 p.m. after an inspector and a Burbank

firefighter checked the damage.

The outage affected users from Haven Way to Jamestown Road, and

from Kingsway Drive to Scott Road. What caused the power line to

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short circuit was unknown Friday.

“A short circuit like this is often caused by a balloon, squirrel

or tree branch,” said Fred Fletcher, the utility’s assistant general

manager in charge of power supply. “It happens from time to time.”

Jackson Bell


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