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Fire knocks out power at Marine base in SW Georgia

12:52 AM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Military officials are investigating the cause of a fire that knocked out power at a U.S. Marine Corps base in southwest Georgia.

Authorities say the Monday afternoon fire resulted in a loss of power at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

Base Spokesman Colie Young said a transformer at one of the substations caught fire. Young said that caused a temporary interruption in power. As a precaution, the power to the whole base was shut off.

Young said Monday afternoon the fire had been put out. No injuries were reported.

Few other details were immediately available.

Associated Press

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