UPDATE: Power restored to hundreds after AEP outage

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 2/11/19 @ 4:59 p.m.
Power has been restored to a majority of the Appalachian Power customers affected by an outage in Charleston Monday.

According to the AEP outage map, only about seven customers are still without power after a power pole fire. As of 4:45 p.m., there are about 20 customers total in Kanawha County without power.

A blown transformer around 1:30 p.m. caused the issue in the Charleston area. A power pole caught on fire in the 400 block of Summer Street.

Several hundred Appalachian Power customers are without power in Charleston due to a fire.

There are more than 260 AEP customers in Kanawha County experiencing the outage.

A blown transformer caused the issue.

Metro 911 dispatchers say a power pole caught on fire in the 400 block of Summer Street. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Wires are lying in the street.

There is no word yet on when power is expected to be restored.

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