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Power restored in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Power has been restored in Carbondale after more than 3,500 Ameren Illinois customers were without power Friday afternoon.

An Ameren spokesperson says the outage affected 3,590 customers and was caused by a field fire north of Herrin Road near Laminack Lane.

The fire impacted the line with either pressure or smoke causing them to hit each other and automatically shut down as a fail safe.

The outage started around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

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