Power restored to 20K in northeast Philadelphia

An overheated breaker at this power station has cut off electricity to thouasnds of PECO customers in Northeast Philadelphia.

August 25, 2011 9:10:04 AM PDT
All power has been restored to more than 20,000 customers in northeast Philadelphia who lost electricity after a fire at substation.

Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the fire broke out around 4:45 a.m. Thursday and damaged a circuit breaker.

The fire mostly involved electrical cable contained within a control building and there are no reports of injuries.

Armstrong says it was eventually extinguished around 7 a.m.

He says all power was restored by midday after crews worked to re-energize the substation.