Power lost after regulator ignites
City left without power for over 10 hours on chilly day
Last updated 1/7/2022 at 11:43am
DAVENPORT-Hundreds of people in the area were sleeping in, heading to church or enjoying their morning breakfast and coffee when a substation regulator at the Avista transformer on Third Street caught fire around 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2.
Suddenly, over 1,700 customers were without power on a chilly winter day. The outage would last over 10 hours before hard-working Avista crews finally restored power to the city by 6:30 p.m.
Crews from Fire District No. 5 and Avista were deployed to the scene, but didn't enter the chain link fence area as the substation continued to light up due to safety c...