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Falling wires leave Kingston in the dark for seven hours

KINGSTON — Electrical problems sparked power outages and a fire investigation Monday in Kingston.

Wires fell across the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Central Avenue at 7:30 a.m., landing on a parked vehicle, according to a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue release. Puget Sound Energy crews arrived at 8:30 a.m. to clear the wires.

The downed wires cut power to about 1,300 Kingston customers, according to Puget Sound Energy. Power was fully restored by 2:45 p.m.

Firefighters were called to the Harbor Place Condominiums on Illinois Avenue later in the afternoon, when a resident reported a persistent burning smell. The apartments were evacuated and power was shut off to the building while crews investigated the smell.

No signs of fire were discovered, according to the North Kitsap Fire release. Residents reported flickering lights and brownouts throughout the afternoon.

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