Squirrel causes power outage for hundreds of customers
A squirrel caused a power outage in Shasta County Tuesday morning that affected nearly 700 customers.
The power went out at 6:56 a.m. in the City of Shasta Lake. According to city officials, 698 customers lost power. It took about 30 minutes to restore service.
Several residents reported hearing a loud explosion before the power went out. A squirrel came into contact with power lines, interrupting electric service.
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