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Power restored after fire in Fuquay-Varina

Posted April 20, 2011

— A fire at a substation knocked out electric service to thousands of Progress Energy customers in Fuquay-Varina early Wednesday.

A spokesman for the company said that 28,000 people lost power immediately after the outage at 4:40 a.m. Service was restored by around 7 a.m.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.


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  • zachiarose Apr 20, 2011

    voicematters...I thought the very same thing when I awoke to the house being as hot as an oven (or close to it)....Thankfully the problem was fixed. It sure makes us grateful for what we have....the little things don't matter anymore, after what our neighbors went through, throughout our great state. I sleep with a flashlight a lot now....the slightest breeze still makes me jumpy. My heart and prayers go out to the many who suffered and lost so very much.....

  • VoiceMatters Apr 20, 2011

    Was pretty hot this morning at approx 4:45am--When the power was lost, i immediately thought more terrible weather was in its way! Not again i thought...it's only the very beginning of the bad weather season in NC.

  • YNCSW51 Apr 20, 2011

    I was wondering what happen when the power went out in my home this morning. Glad no one was hurt and the power was back on by the time I got up for work.

  • Fuquay Resident Apr 20, 2011

    So that's why my microwave was blinking this morning. I slept right through it. I'm glad no one was hurt.

  • Idrivemyown Apr 20, 2011

    This was really a wide spread outage. I am in Kipling (between Lillington and FV) and I lost power about 4:30am. It was back by 5:00am.

  • 4lilboys Apr 20, 2011

    I woke up around 4:45 to a fire truck screaming down my street. It was then that I realized the power had gone off (my alarm clock was blinking). I wondered what was the problem. Glad the fire truck came or I would have been late to work. :)

  • SueInNC Apr 20, 2011

    Glad no one was hurt, but it was a little scary to be in the shower and then find yourself in pitch blackness...and when I went outside, it was so weird to see no lights in any direction - and I'm way out in Willow Spring. The fire department zoomed by about 10 minutes after the power went out, headed toward Fuquay. Mystery solved. Again, very glad no one was hurt.