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Power knocked out after fire at Collins substation


1,400 residents and businesses in Seminary lost power Saturday when a fire occurred at a Southern Pine Electric Power Assocation substation on Highway 49. 

Details are incomplete, but Collins Assistant Fire Chief Mason Pope said the incident happened about 3:45 p.m.  

He said the fire was contained to the substation area and was allowed to burn itself out. 

Dan Davis, manager of marketing and public relations for the power company said a crew has been working at the scene to restore power. At 7:30 p.m., he said it could take another 2-3 hours to restore power.    

He also said the cause of the fire has not been determined.  

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