March 27, 2019 / 1:39 AM / 3 months ago

Electrical fire knocks out power to most of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 26 (Reuters) - A fire at an electrical substation plunged most of the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into darkness on Tuesday night, a spokesman for the local power company, Florida Power & Light, said.

The spokesman, Sebastian Manrique, said more than 33,000 of the utility’s customers were without power following the incident. Florida Power & Light is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (Reporting by Steve Gorman and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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