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Power station fires knock out service on hot day in Madison

In this photo provided by WKOW-TV one of two fires as power substations burns in Madison, Wis., knocking out power to more than 11,000 customers on what is promising to be a sweltering day. Photo: WKOW-TV via AP
In this photo provided by WKOW-TV one of two fires as power substations burns in Madison, Wis., knocking out power to more than 11,000 customers on what is promising to be a sweltering day.

Updated: July 19, 2019 11:18 AM

Fires at two power substations in Wisconsin's capital have knocked out power to more than 11,000 customers on what is promising to be a sweltering day.

An explosion and fire at the Madison Gas and Electric main power center sent a plume of thick, black smoke over Madison's east side about 7:40 a.m. Friday. A second fire at a substation near the University of Wisconsin-Madison prompted the evacuation of Ogg and Smith Halls and the UW Safety Building. Shelter is available at the Kohl Center on campus.

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