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Midtown Hit By Power Outage, Thousands Affected

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DTE crews make repair on line after damaging winds hit the metro Detroit area. (Credit: DTE) FILE

DTE crews make repair on line after damaging winds hit the metro Detroit area. (Credit: DTE) FILE

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Thousands of Detroiters are without power Friday evening, following a fire at a DTE substation.

A DTE Energy spokesperson tells WWJ that the fire happened around 8 p.m. at the Garfield substation, and roughly 3,000 customers have been affected.

No time has been given as to when power will be restored, as DTE is still continuing to clean-up from the fire.

The energy company is investigating to find out what caused the substation fire.

Much of the area affected by the outage includes Detroit’s midtown.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest news, weather and sports.

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