Weather-related fire on pole leaves north Austin residents without power

9000 Burnet outage scene (KXAN photo)
9000 Burnet outage scene (KXAN photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin Energy crew was busy Monday morning working to restore power to nearly 4,000 customers in north Austin.

Around 5:12 a.m. Austin fire department began responding to a ‘wires down’ situation in the 9000 block of Burnet Road. Austin Energy said, at the time, there were about 3,889 customers in the area from Mopac down to Lamar Boulevard and Research Boulevard up to Braker Lane in the dark.

Crews investigating determined a weather-related fire of a bird nest caused the outage. Repairs were finished around 6:30 a.m.

Austin Energy outage map shows customers affected (KXAN photo)
Austin Energy outage map shows customers affected (KXAN photo)

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