Power restored after major Rensselaer County substation fire

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The power is back on for nearly 12,500 National Grid customers, after a fire at one of the company’s power substations.

It happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday evening, causing major power outages across the Capital Region.

National Grid said as of 5 a.m. Monday morning, everyone’s power is back on. They rerouted customers to other power stations.

National Grid is investigating the cause of the fire, and they should have an answer within the next couple of days to one week. For now, all they can say is the equipment was on fire when they arrived Sunday night, after getting several calls about outages.

National Grid’s website still listed around 50 customers in the area without power during the day on Monday, a spokesman for the electric company says that was an unrelated issue.