Two failed insulators left nearly 5,000 Redlands-area homes and businesses without power this afternoon.
Officials say the failed insulators caught the poles on fire in the Ridges around 2:15 p.m. Xcel Engergy spokesman Fred Eggleston says about three quarters of the customers had power restored by 2:30 p.m. and the rest should have power before 4 p.m.
The poles and insulators are being replaced Eggleston says.
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