Power has been restored to an east valley neighborhood after a fallen tree caused a transformer to explode and downed power lines early Thursday morning, officials said.
Multiple “spot fires” resulted when the downed lines, in the intersection of Stratford and Glen avenues, energized a chainlink fence about 5:20 a.m., Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan wrote in a release.
A homeless camp and a single-family trailer were evacuated, but residents have since been allowed to return to the area, near the intersection of Boulder Highway and Sahara Avenue.
Power to just over 1,500 customers near where the incident occurred was out for nearly three hours. It has been restored, according to NV Energy’s outage site.
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