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Transformer explosion causes power outage in Moose Lake

Power has been restored in Moose Lake, after two transformers exploded in a substation. Power has been restored in Moose Lake, after two transformers exploded in a substation.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

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Updated: February 09, 2021 08:40 PM
Created: February 09, 2021 03:19 PM

Several customers in Moose Lake were without power for as many as seven hours overnight.

Just before 8:45 Monday night, the Moose Lake Area Fire District posted to their Facebook page that "two transformers blew up in the substation" across from the Moose Lake Power House. Crews were able to get the fire out, according to the post, and crews the power company remained on scene to assess the damage.

Moose Lake Power customers were asked to limit electricity usage to only the essentials until the power was back on. For those who couldn't stay warm, the Moose Lake Community School on County Road 10 was converted into at temporary warming shelter.

The Moose Lake Fire Department said some power had been restored shortly after 10:00 p.m., but major parts of the area were still in the dark. MLAFD shared on Facebook that an emergency operations center had been set up as the situation developed.

Crews were able to get power fully restored by 1:30 Tuesday morning.

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