Overnight Downtown power outage due to underground equipment fire

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Power was out in some parts of Downtown Jackson Wednesday night.

Entergy officials said a piece of equipment in a network vault near the King Edward Hotel caught on fire.

Mara Hartmann of Entergy said to put the fire out and make repairs, they decided to cut the power to part of downtown.

Entergy said the outages lasted about three and a half hours.

The Jackson Fire Department came to the scene. No injuries were reported.

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