Substation in Ephrata Explodes, Knocking out Power for Thousands

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 2017
Published: May 28, 2017

An explosion took place at the Grant County <span class="caps">PUD</span> substation in Ephrata, Washington, on the evening of Wednesday, February 15.

The blast knocked out power for thousands of people in the Grant County area. Officials said a fault in the power line caused an explosion of sparks and several fires, <a href="http://www.krem.com/news/local/grant-county/thousands-without-power-in-grant-co-due-to-substation-explosion/408801808" target="_blank">local media</a> reported.

This video shows the explosion from a distance. “I was in the local Safeway and all the lights started flashing,” the uploader told Storyful over email. “By the time I went outside, I was able to video the substation blowing up.”

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