A file image of a raccoon.
Photo: Pixabay
Photo: Pixabay

Raccoon triggers transformer explosion, major power outage

Approximately 9,600 customers lost power, the Public Service Company of New Mexico told KOB.

A PNM spokesperson told KOB the utility will evaluate whether it needs to add extra protection to the fenced area around the power station to prevent a recurrence of wildlife interference with equipment.

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