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Late night fire in Trescott caused widespread power outage, restoration times unclear

911 may not be working for some callers in the area
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Published: Aug. 7, 2020 at 8:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 at 9:07 AM EDT
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LUBEC, Maine (WABI) -

Versant Power crews are working to restore service to more than 1,500 customers near Lubec after a fire caused damage to a structure.

In a release, the company says “[c]rews will work to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”

According to a Facebook post by Washington County Regional Communications Center, callers within the 733 exchange may experience problems dialing 911.

That’s due to widespread damage to utility lines in Trescott due to the same fire. The RCC says there’s no time frame for restoration of services.

911 calls will automatically roll over to the Lubec FD number for those in Lubec. As for west of the fire scene people can dial 911 should work, if not 255-8308, 1-800-432-7303 are recommended.

For updated information about estimated restoration times, please visit Versant’s Live Outage & Restoration Map.

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