A small fire is to blame for the power outage in downtown Jackson.

A small fire is to blame for the power outage in downtown Jackson.

Leaders with Jackson Energy Authority say the fire started in the underground system. JEA says 6-8 customers were out of power. Workers are trying to restore power and say more customers may see a power outage Friday night in the Church and Main Street area.

At about 8:00 pm Friday all electrical power in the downtown area of Jackson has been temporarily suspended while Jackson Energy Authority addresses the issue.

During this period, traffic lights and other safety devices in the downtown area may not be functioning. Intersections with traffic control devices should be used as a four way stop.

Please use caution if you are traveling in the downtown area.

They are shutting the power off for safety issues, but are working to turn it back on as soon as possible.

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