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Electrical fire causes widespread power outage in West Allis

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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 14:02:26-05

WEST ALLIS-- Authorities responded to a electrical fire near the West Junction Substation in West Allis about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, causing bright lights to illuminate the night sky.

The We Energies outage map indicated that nearly 2,500 people were without power as of 9 p.m. Saturday in the area of 97th & Rogers. Several witnesses said that the electrical fire caused power lines to light up the sky shortly after the fire occurred.

Electrical crews are still working to determine the cause of the fire, according to authorities. If you need to report a power outage to We Energies, click here.

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