POWER OUTAGE: Equipment Fire Sparks Contained Power Outage

If you were wondering who turned the lights out in La Grange early Friday morning, Progress Energy said the culprit is an equipment fire.

That fire, contained to one power pole, sparked a power outage.

Crews are currently on Drew Farmer Road in Lenoir County, working to repair the line.

Progress Energy said power went out at 5:01 a.m. on Friday and is expected to be restored by 11 a.m. Friday.

Five customers are in the dark.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

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