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Staff Reporter 

Light, fire crews kept busy after storm

800 Cheney Light customers lose power; fires limited in number, size


While some residents ran for cover last Wednesday afternoon in advance of, and during the damaging thunderstorm that raced across Spokane County, others found themselves right in the middle of it.

“We did have a number of trees come down,” Cheney Light Department director, Joe Noland said. Shortly after 4 p.m. just over 800 customers lost power, he said.

And because of other more pressing issues at the time, such as assisting various fire agencies who cut power so trees could be removed from utility lines, restoration of electricity took a little longer.

The process began with approxim...

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