WESTWOOD—Over 29,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in the areas of Westwood and Pacific Palisades lost power at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, due to a fire at the LADWP Power System Receiving Station K in West Los Angeles.
Two power distributing stations serving the Westside area were impacted and out of service confirmed the LADWP in a press release.
According to a Los Angeles Fire Department news alert by Public Information Officer Margaret Stewart, LAFD responded to a reported explosion at 2:27 p.m. at a DWP yard located in the 1800 block of South Centinela Avenue. Crews found a circuit breaker that caused a small fire, which was already out upon LAFD arrival.
LADWP crews were inspecting equipment, assessing damage and working to restore power, according to the LADWP.
The outage affected traffic signals in the area, which caused delays at some major intersections for drivers.
The LADWP confirmed that at 3:17 p.m. power was restored for up to 29,000 LADWP power customers on the Westside who were affected by the fire at the LADWP Power System Receiving Station K in West LA.