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Published: Tuesday, 9/19/2006

Squirrel named culprit in Fremont outage

FREMONT A squirrel on an electrical transformer was blamed yesterday for a power outage that affected about 2,000 customers on Fremont s southeast side, a utility spokesman said.

The outage occurred about 10:30 a.m. on Thompson Street. Electricity was restored about 1:30 p.m., said Shelly DiMattio, a spokesman for American Electric Power.

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