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Thousands of Waukesha residents left without power Saturday morning due to utility pole fire

Waukesha experiencing widespread power outage
Waukesha experiencing widespread power outage
Waukesha experiencing widespread power outage
Posted at 11:06 AM, Nov 24, 2018

WAUKESHA -- The City and Town of Waukesha experienced a widespread power outage Saturday morning. 

The outage was reported around 8:30 a.m. According to We Energies over 5,500 residents were out of service. That is close to 3 percent of customers We Energies serves in the area. Power was restored to 1,600 customers around 10:30 a.m. -- and then to the remaining customers around 3:30 p.m.

The power outage was caused by a fire on a utility pole near railroad tracks. That fire also caused issues for some equipment at a substation.