Switch cabinet fires leave nearly 8,200 people without power in Denver metro area

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DENVER — According to Xcel Energy, some switch cabinets caught fire Saturday afternoon, leaving almost 8,200 people without power for a few hours.

The cause of the fires is unknown at this time. The outage was reported around 4:30 p.m., according to Xcel.

Impacted customers were in the Arvada, Westminster and Denver area, and an Xcel spokesperson says about 90% of those customers had power restored by about 7 p.m.

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