- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) - Homes and businesses in Laughlin have their power again after a fire at an NV Energy plant sparked an outage.

Utility officials say more than 5,000 customers had their electricity restored by Saturday morning.

The Clark County Fire Department says an explosion at the power plant was reported shortly after 7 p.m. Friday.

Fire officials say the blaze was like caused by a transformer at the plant exploding.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

But the incident knocked out power for several hours.

Several casinos stayed open by leaning on generators.

NV Energy crews began working to bring power back around 11 p.m.

There were no injuries related to the outage.


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