Squirrel behind huge power outage
Published 25/06/2013 | 01:42
One small rodent is getting the blame for a massive power outage in southern and eastern sections of Wichita, Kansas.
Nearly 10,000 customers of Westar Energy were affected by the outage on Monday afternoon, according to reports by KAKE-TV.
Authorities say a squirrel crawled into equipment at a substation, causing a transformer to blow out. A fire then broke out at the substation.
Firefighters were quickly able to bring it under control.
Power was restored to the Westar customers in about an hour.