By CBSLA Staff

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.

Aug. 13, 2020. (CBSLA)

At around 2:30 a.m., a transformer exploded and caught fire at an LADWP electrical distributing station at Fulton Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

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The explosion immediately knocked out power to approximately 12,500 customers in the surrounding neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys.

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LADWP worked throughout the morning to complete repairs and restore electricity. Power was fully restored a little before 11:30 a.m.

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There was no word on what caused the explosion.