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Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

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Asheboro East Power Substation [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A fire at a power substation in Asheboro that left over 6,000 customers without power Saturday evening was caused by high winds. On April 1st, 2023, just after 7pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue (AFRD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at the Asheboro East Power Substation on Spring St. Randolph County Emergency Services advised responding units that 911 callers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by a power outage in the area. Other callers were reporting a fire at, or near, the substation. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Dept, "units arrived on scene to find a small area of grass burning inside the substation that was not a threat to ...