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Power restored after substation fire in southwest Las Vegas

Updated July 31, 2020 - 8:57 am

Electrical power has been restored in southwest Las Vegas after a fire late Thursday at an NV Energy electrical substation.

Power was restored to the last of 8,600 affected customers by 5:45 a.m. Friday near South Decatur Boulevard and West Pyle Avenue, according to the NV Energy outage website.

An NV Energy said the fire was caused by a transformer failure at a substation.

The Clark County Fire Department and the Metropolitan Police Department responded about 11:15 p.m. to the fire at Edmond Street and West Pyle Avenue, near South Decatur and West Silverado Ranch boulevards, according to police Lt. Frank Humel and the PulsePoint app.

Police evacuated an unspecified number of houses in the area. There were no injuries or details about damage to the substation.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter. Review-Journal reporter Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.

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