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Power outage blamed on squirrel

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: Idaho Falls Power (IFP) reports electricity was restored to the outage area by 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Officials determined the outage was caused by a squirrel.

On Friday afternoon, IFP crews were working to replace a bad transformer . That outage affected about 50 customers on the west side of town in the area of Lowell, Druvor, Kelly, Caysie, and Kevin Circle. It was expected to be repaired and back in service by 4 p.m.


About 100 customers are affected by an Idaho Falls Power outage Friday.

The outage is affecting customers in the so-called "Tree Streets" on Ridge, Water, Placer, and South Boulevard.

Idaho Falls Power reports a crew has been dispatched.

The outage appeared to be the result of a failed fuse.

An exact time for restoration was unknown.

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