Fire extinguished at Jeff Davis Electric Fulton substation

Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 3:21 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2023 at 9:49 PM CDT
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Cameron, LA (KPLC) - The evacuation notice has been lifted for residents near Fulton St. after a fueling system fire at the Jeff Davis Electric Fulton substation, according to Cameron OEP.

The fire is extinguished, according to Jeff Davis Electric director of safety Ben Hatzel.

Louisiana Hwy 27 and Hwy 82 are now open, but the Cameron Fire Department is keeping the area clear while they control temperatures and begin restorations, according to Cameron OEP.

Jeff Davis Electric customers in Cameron can expect an outage lasting 48 hours.

Officials say the outage could last longer depending on the amount of fuel burning.

The fueling system will need to be completely rebuilt before power can be restored, Jeff Davis Electric said.

Jeff Davis Electric, Aggreko, and the fueling company are working diligently to make repairs and restore power.