LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – More than 12,500 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in the San Fernando Valley were without power for several hours early Thursday morning following a transformer explosion.
At around 2:30 a.m., a transformer exploded and caught fire at an LADWP electrical distributing station at Fulton Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.
The explosion immediately knocked out power to approximately 12,500 customers in the surrounding neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys.
LADWP worked throughout the morning to complete repairs and restore electricity. Power was fully restored a little before 11:30 a.m.
There was no word on what caused the explosion.