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04/25/2014 10:49 EDT | Updated 06/25/2014 05:59 EDT

Etobicoke blackout could be 'lengthy'

A power outage in Etobicoke left thousands in the dark Friday night.

Some 6,100 customers — between Highway 401 and Eglinton Avenue, and from Highway 27 to Jane Street — lost power shortly before 10 p.m. according to Toronto Hydro. 

The power company blamed the blackout on a pole fire on Ronson Drive. 

Power was soon restored to about 2,000 customers, but Toronto Hydro said the others could be in for a "lengthy delay." 

It is the second blackout to hit Toronto this month, following an outage that affected some 120,000 customers during the Passover holiday. 

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