Power restored after massive outage in San Fernando Valley

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 19:29:37-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KGTV) – Power is restored in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles after an outage on one of the hottest days of the year.


The outage started Saturday evening when a power station in Northridge caught fire, according to the Associated Press.


KABC reported flames and black smoke visible from the plant. No one was injured.


At the height of the outage, 140,000 customers lost service.




Crews worked through the night to repair conductors, circuit breakers and transformers damaged by the flames.  Power was restored to all customers by Sunday morning.

The LA Department of Water and Power said the repairs continue.