Fire at electric substation knocks power out in Odin and Salem

ODIN — A fire at an electric substation in Odin knocked power out to Tri-County Electric customers for several hours Sunday morning, with the fire call coming in just after 6:30 a.m.
 
According to reports, a short in three fuses at the substation caused in the fire.
 
The ensuing power outage affected customers not only in rural Odin, but also customers north of Salem. Power was restored to most customers within four hours.