Power Knocked Out at Parts of Hill Air Force Base

Power Knocked Out at Parts of Hill Air Force Base

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) -- Power was out for hundreds of residents at Hill Air Force Base on Tuesday.

The outage started Monday night and wiped out electricity in a northwest housing area and several work areas on the base, Col. Harry Briesmaster said.

Several small brush fires also had to be extinguished. The cause of the outage was not known.

Because Monday was the Labor Day holiday, the outage did not affect operations at the base, Briesmaster said. "We worked pretty much through the night to restore the power," Briesmaster said.

Fuel storage and maintenance areas had backup generators, but switchgear for the housing area was significantly damaged and was not expected to be repaired until Wednesday, Briesmaster said.

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