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Fires cause power outage during Wisconsin heatwave

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By ITN News Editor July 20, 2019 16:59

Fires cause power outage during Wisconsin heatwave

Thousands of residents of Madison, Wisconsin, were left without power amid extremely high temperatures following two fires at electrical substations. Video posted on social media showed black smoke rising from the scene of the fires in downtown Madison. In a statement on its website, the Madison Gas and Electric Company, whose equipment was affected by the first of the fires, said it believed a mechanical issue was the cause, rather than the heat.The power outage came as Madison braced for predicted temperatures of 93F (34C), prompting Governor Tony Evers to asked nonessential state workers to stay home.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 20, 2019 16:59

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