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Power restored after fire in Fuquay-Varina

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

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — 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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