Power system fire causes massive outage in West Los Angeles

AIR 7 HD captures footage of traffic in West Los Angeles after a power station fire caused a massive electrical outage on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (KABC)

A circuit breaker failure prompted a massive power outage for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in the Pacific Palisades and Westwood areas Wednesday.

Los Angeles firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a receiving station in the 1800 block of South Centinela Avenue around 1:37 p.m. The fire was quickly extinguished.

About 29,000 customers in West Los Angeles were affected by the outage, according to LADWP. Crews were inspecting equipment, assessing damage and working to restore power.


The outage also affected traffic signals in the area, causing traffic delays. The power was restored by 3:17 p.m.

The cause of the fire was unknown.
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