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Morning fire south of the Strip left some without power

NV Energy Fire

Clark County Fire Dept.

A transformer at the NV Energy power plant caught fire on May 8, 2016, sending a thick column of smoke into the air.

Updated Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:38 a.m.

A fire at power substation south of the Strip sent a cloud of smoke into the air this morning and left some residents without power.

The fire was reported about 6 a.m. at the NV Energy power plant at Frias Avenue and Giles Street, near Las Vegas Boulevard South and Cactus Avenue, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

Firefighters found a transformer emitting heavy smoke and flames but where unable to fight the fire until electricity to the entire plant was cut off, officials said.

The fire was eventually extinguished by about 7 a.m. with no reported injuries according to officials.

About 4,000 NV Energy customers experienced a short outage.

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