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Substation Fire Knocks Out Power to 6,000

PSEG truck at the intersection of Pidgeon Hill and Wolf Hill Road. Photo
PSEG truck at the intersection of Pidgeon Hill and Wolf Hill Road. Photo
A substation fire knocked out power Saturday to more than 6,000 customers in Melville,  Huntington Station and South Huntington neighborhoods.

As of noon, PSEG said, all power in the area has been restored. Police continued to block a lane of traffic at the Wolf Hill and Half Hollow Hills Road intersection in front of St. Anthony's High School.

PSEG spokesman Jeff Weir said, "We're taking a look, doing diagnostic work, so we understand what the problem was and to resolve any issues that there may be."

About 30 firefighters from the Dix Hills Fire Department,  under the command of Chief Bill Stio, and operations by Assistant Chiefs Tom Napolitano and  Alan Berkowitz , responded to the fire about 10 a.m. The power substation is on Old Country Road near Wolf Hill Road.

It was the second outage for some people in the area this week. Power went out for about an hour Monday in the triangle and Walt Whitman Shops area.

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