Avista power outage affects over 2,000 in Lewiston orchards

LEWISTON, ID - More than 2,000 customers lost power briefly Tuesday night including us here at the studio!

Avista spokesperson Mary Tyrie said that it was caused by an equipment failure at their substation at 10th and Stewart. There was a small fire involving a transformer at the station that was quickly put out. Tyrie said the outage lasted about 35-minutes.

Avista crews were able to re-route power from a different substation until they were able to fix the problem at 10th and Stewart.