Temporary Power Outage in Long Beach Leaves Resident Frustrated

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Power in Long Beach was temporarily knocked out on Thursday afternoon, because of another electric vault fire.

Around most portion of the city was without electricity at around 3 p.m. According to the city of Long Beach, the area north of downtown was affected.

The Public Works Department said that the power went out between Magnolia Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard from Hill Street to 16th Street.

Officials said that firefighter found smoke coming out of an underground electrical vault. Earlier last month, there were two major power outages in Long Beach. Both of them were attributed to fires or explosions in underground vaults.

Southern California Edison said that more than 2,700 customers were affected because of the outage on Thursday. The officials had restored power to around 1,800 customers by 3.50 p.m. By 4.30 p.m. the power was fully restored in the affected areas.

The residents are frustrated and just want these outages to stop.

SCE officials said that this outage was on a different system than others and they are not unusual during heat waves. Robert Vi… MORE

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