Tosa customers temporarily lose power after squirrel causes blown fuse

June 20, 2016

A squirrel can be blamed for why some Wauwatosa residents lost power Monday morning.

About 23 customers lost power near 65th and Clarke streets shortly before 8 a.m. June 20 after a squirrel ended up in power line equipment and caused a fuse to blow, said We Energies spokesperson Brian Manthey.

Power was lost at 7:52 a.m. June 20 and restored about 30 minutes later, Manthey said.

Some customers reported hearing an explosive sound but Manthey said that's typical of when a fuse is blown.

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