STATELINE, Nev. — A small fire at an NV Energy substation on Monday triggered a power outage affecting thousands customers around Lake Tahoe for several hours before all power was restored.

More than 15,000 residential and business customers served by NV Energy and Liberty Utilities were without power at one point after the outage was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Monday at the substation near Markleeville, California.

Power was restored to most areas within a couple of hours. But nearly 6,000 remained without power into Monday afternoon, including 4,300 near Stateline on Lake Tahoe’s southeast shore and about 1,000 in the Glenbrook-area on Tahoe’s east shore.

NV Energy reported that all power was restored to the affected area by 1:30 p.m.

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