Equipment Failure Causes Power Outage In Sparks

Sparks power outage/photo courtesy KOLO's Colin Lygren
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SPARKS, NV - According to NV Energy, power has been restored in Sparks. At its peak the outage affected roughly 7,500 customers.

Wind knocked over some trees Wednesday afternoon, causing them to land on numerous power poles, but NV Energy confirmed equipment failure was the cause of the outage.

The Sparks Fire Department also battled a small fire when a power pole caught fire in the area.