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Power outage affects nearly 7,000 utility customers in Salmon Creek

By , Columbian Metro Editor

A bird that blundered into a power substation knocked out power to nearly 7,000 customers of Clark Public Utilities near Salmon Creek on Saturday, the utility reported.

Utility spokesman Dameon Pesanti said the bird, which was killed, had been on substation equipment at about 8:39 a.m. in the northeast Hazel Dell/21st Avenue area.

The outage affected 6,971 customers and was resolved by 10:47 a.m., Pesanti said.