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Southern Utah Residents Lose Power Sunday

About 2,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Southern Utah were without power early Sunday morning in three separate power interruption incidents. Eighty-seven customers lost power in Cedar City around 3 a.m. Sunday, followed by another 240 moments later. Both incidents were caused when power poles caught fire.

Later Sunday morning, power went out in areas of rural Washington County from a fuse failure at a substation. By mid-morning, all but a handful of the Cedar City customers had power restored, says RMP's Margaret Oler.

"As of 9:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, the crews were still working on those repairs, and they will work through the night to restore service to customers," she said.

The exact cause of the pole fires is still under investigation.