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Animal may have triggered outages

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Nearly 6,000 Avista Utilities customers were without power Tuesday morning when fuses blew at a substation near Francis Avenue and Cedar Street on Spokane’s North Side.

Anna Scarlett, an Avista spokeswoman, said fuses were replaced shortly after the 5:13 a.m. outage. Power to about half of the customers was restored by 6 a.m. Power to the rest of the customers was back on line by 6:42 a.m., she said.

The cause of the damage was not determined, although Avista workers suspect an animal may have triggered the outage.

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