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VIDEO: Squirrel causes massive substation fire

It was no April Fool’s joke for residents of Luverne, Minnesota. A squirrel chewed through wires at the city’s east substation, causing a massive substation fire and a city wide power outage. (See the video in the KSFY-TV news report here.) According to the report, residents heard the arcing that immediately preceded the outage and witnessed 12-foot-high flames and billowing smoke above the substation. Damage to the substation was reportedly extensive.

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