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Fire Knocks Out Part Of Power Plant In Ventura County

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:07pm

A fire damaged a transformer at a power plant in Ventura County, forcing the shutdown of part of the facility in the middle of the heat wave we’re experiencing.

The fire hit a transformer at the plant at in Oxnard Wednesday night, taking hours to contain.

Firefighters initially didn’t use water on the blaze because of concern about the electrical equipment. No one was hurt, but there’s no word on when the plant will be completely on line again.

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