MLGW substation fire causes power outage

The power is back on for 6,400 MLGW customers after a grass fire at one of the substations. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon on Brookfield Road in East Memphis. MLGW says sparks from an underground cable started the fire. Firefighters were able to put it out quickly, but the substation shut down as a precaution.

The outage left people in the summer heat for about 2 hours without their air conditioning or fans.