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Fallen tree and fire to blame for Shuswap power outage

BC Hydro restored the outage in about an hour.
A fallen tree and ensuing fire were to blame for a power outage affecting nearly 1000 BC Hydro customers on June 6. (BC Hydro/Twitter)

BC Hydro crews are investigating a power outage caused by a fire in the Tappen-Sunnybrae area.

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The outage affected 985 hydro customers along Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road and in Tappen. Power was out for approximately one hour with a tree down across the wires to blame for the outage.

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