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Explosion Leaves Residents and Pier Without Power


August 4, 2014

A surge that set off an explosion in an underground vault left 4,704 Santa Monica residents and the entire SM Pier without power Sunday night.

The explosion was reported around 9:45 p.m. at Ocean Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, the Santa Monica Fire Department said. The outage area was bordered by Adelaide Drive to the north, Colorado Avenue to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the east and Palisades Beach to the West.

Power was restored as of 1 a.m. Monday, according to Southern California Edison’s website.


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