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.READ MORE: Motorcycle Collides With Sheriff's Patrol Car On Interstate 105
The explosion immediately knocked out power to approximately 12,500 customers in the surrounding neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys.READ MORE: Meeting Held To Help Curb Rising Violent Crime In Melrose Corridor
LADWP worked throughout the morning to complete repairs and restore electricity. Power was fully restored a little before 11:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
There was no word on what caused the explosion.