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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Power lost after regulator ignites

City left without power for over 10 hours on chilly day


Last updated 1/7/2022 at 11:43am

Drew Lawson | The Times

This substation regulator was burnt toast after a fire ignited and caused the regulator to explode. The fire caused Davenport to lose power for over 10 hours Sunday, Jan. 2.

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...

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