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Update: Tuesday Night’s Underground Explosion Centered at Luther Burbank School

Power to the school is restored but calls to the main office remain unanswered.

Luther Burbank Middle School. (Photo credit: David Fonseca).
Luther Burbank Middle School. (Photo credit: David Fonseca).

An underground explosion that occurred Tuesday night in an electrical vault was centered at Luther Burbank Middle School and caused power outages in a number of residences for about an hour.

Power to the school, however, wasn’t restored until Wednesday morning, Albert Rodriguez, a public affairs specialist at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power told Patch.

The explosion occurred at 7:07 p.m. and power to nearby residences was restored by 8:07 after electricity was rerouted from another vault, Rodriguez said.

The phone line at Luther Burbank appeared to be down or constantly busy for much of Wednesday morning when Patch called. The school’s phone was working in the afternoon but nobody answered calls.

El Cid January 08, 2014 at 09:48 PM
LAUSD is on Winter Break until Monday, January 13.
Dog Bites January 08, 2014 at 11:43 PM
Luther Burbank Junior High School keeps on rocking. I remember my first kiss under the tunnel crossing fig. And Mrs. D'Amato was the hottest teacher there. Too bad she married Mr. Beers.

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