Breaker fire blamed on mechanical failure

Smoke billows Monday morning from the Federal Avenue power substation in Morgan City after a circuit breaker exploded and caught fire. Residents in the area lost power for about an hour. No one was injured, and the damage was contained to the substation, city officials said.

A mechanical failure inside a circuit breaker Monday morning caused it to explode, leaving some Morgan City residents without power for about an hour, City Utilities Director Bill Cefalu said.


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