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Raccoon causes power outage in central Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A raccoon is to blame for a power outage that left thousands of central Florida residents in the dark.

Chris Gent with the Kissimmee Utility Authority tells the Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2rzzByY ) that the raccoon climbed onto a 13,200-volt piece of equipment at a substation late Tuesday, causing three power feeder lines to fail.

The outage left nearly 5,200 people without power for nearly an hour.

Gent says the raccoon died at the scene.

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