Electrical fire causes power loss Friday in downtown Tuscaloosa



By WVUA 23 News Reporter A’Leeyah Ponder

Tuscaloosa, AL– Downtown Tuscaloosa residences and businesses were left without power Friday after an electrical fire.

According to the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama Power turned off the power to combat an electrical fire around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Restaurants and businesses notified locals and visitors about the blackout by putting signs in their windows explaining why they were closed.

But some establishments continued business as usual in spite of the electrical failures.

Shirt Shop Owner Charles Spurlin said he took advantage of the busy weekend and made the best of the unexpected situation.

“This was a good weekend for us here in Tuscaloosa,” he said. “In-town football game plus parent’s weekend, so we got great foot traffic and our store’s been really busy.”

Power was restored to the area just after 5 p.m. the same day.

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