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Mysterious boom rattles nerves in Burbank

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- fuse blew in transformer near 1030 West Olive Avenue Burbank March 9, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — fuse blew in transformer near 1030 West Olive Avenue Burbank March 9, 2015

Some residents near 1030 West Olive Avenue in Burbank may still have some rattled nerves this afternoon. A loud boom, at 2:30 a.m in the vicinity of that property, jolted a number of people out of a sound sleep. Some say it sounded like an explosion or even a shotgun blast. There was no assault nor attack. It was a blown fuse in a transformer.

“Fuse going out can sound like a gunshot,” according to Joe Flores of Burbank Water and Power. Flores says the blown fuse knocked out power to 37 customers, but everything was repaired, and back to normal by 4 :30 a.m.

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One Response to Mysterious boom rattles nerves in Burbank

  1. DixieFlyer Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    Dear Mrs. Fronnie,

    You’ve done it again.

    Many thanks for getting on top of a story, tracking it down and putting out the word.

    Great feedback today from folks who were very concerned, then greatly relieved.

    You didn’t make us wait for “film-at-eleven”!!!

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