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DEMCO outage caused by copper theft

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Posted: Dec 23, 2010 11:30 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 23, 2010 11:30 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: watson, dixie, electric, demco, outage, power, copper, wire, grounding, stolen, theft, reward, wbrz, louisiana

WATSON - Officials with Dixie Electric say a recent outage that affected many homes in the Watson area was caused by someone stealing copper.

DEMCO spokesperson David Latona said the company's substation in that area was broken into, and around $1 million in damage caused when copper grounding wire was stolen.

Latona said a reward was being offered for information leading to an arrest of the people responsible, and that the company apologized for the loss of power.

News 2 will have more details about the theft and outage in a live interview with Latona on News 2 at Noon.

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