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Electrical Fire At Underground Vault Briefly Knocks Out Power To 1,700 In Castaic

CASTAIC ( — An underground vault in the Castaic area exploded and temporarily knocked out power to 1,700 customers.

Footage over the scene just after 9 p.m. Monday showed manhole covers that had popped off presumably as a result of the electrical fire on Ridge Route Road.

The incident was reported about 8:20 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department along with the Sheriff's Department arrived on scene and blocked off the road.

By 9:40 p.m., the fire at the vault had been extinguished and most power had been restored.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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