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Racoon Causes Power Outage

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- About 1,500 homes were without power for about an hour around 8:30 Thursday night and now we know why.

It was a raccoon that caused the power outage.

Benton PUD says the raccoon apparently climbed into the lines.

Homes in the areas of Clearwater and Volland, Fisher and Hood and Reed Street were effected.