PIERCE-PEPIN -- It was a hot but beautiful evening, no storm this time, but a “high-side fuse failed” at Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Services Beldenville substation after 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

According to Pierce-Pepin Vice President Christ Tackmann, the power was restored after less than an hour.

“Because only one fuse went out, there was still partial power going out to members,” Tackmann said. “In order to replace the fuse, all power to the substation had to be shut off.

“As preventative maintenance, (the crew) also replaced the other fuses. We'd like to thank everyone for their patience during this outage.”

The Beldenville substation serves almost 2,000 households.

Those affected by the outage live in parts of the towns of River Falls, Kinnickinnic, Martell, Trimbelle and Oak Grove, and the village of Ellsworth.