The Burbank Water and Power Department was busy on Wednesday. In the afternoon, a palm tree toppled into a high-tension wire in the 200 block of South Lake St. causing a small outage in the area. Crews were quickly dispatched to the area and quickly fixed the problem.
A second larger incident occurred Wednesday night just after 11pm in the area bordered by Burbank and Magnolia, and San Fernando and the I-5. A switching device failed, resulting in an outage that impacted the businesses and apartment buildings in the vicinity.
Once again crews responded immediately, diagnosed the problem, and replaced the failed equipment with service being restored around 9am. There was no fire associated with this event – the switching device melted and there was smoke, but no burning flames. Everything was contained within the switching enclosure.