Com-Ed Vault Fire Causes Major Power Outage

A major power outage has occurred as a result of a Com Ed substation fire near
the intersection of Harlem and Higgins — 5400 North Harlem [MAP/SAT]. The power outage is affecting a major part of the north and northwest side of the city of Chicago and parts of Harwood Heights, Niles, Norridge and Park Ridge Saturday night.

Over 31,000 electricity customers are reported affected with about 6,500 left in the dark for a prolonged period.

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