Fire at Broad Street substation takes out power around Seattle Center
Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by Laura Fonda
At 10:05am today a fire broke out at Seattle City Light’s Broad Street substation. The fire knocked out power in areas around the Seattle Center. 325 customers are without power due to the fire, including the Space Needle, EMP, Key Arena and Seattle Center.
According to Seattle City Light: “Fire happened in a capacitor bank, which regulates the quality of power flow.”
Here’s the current outage map: