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'Animal contact' at substation blamed for weekend power outage that impacted 4,000 in Cuyahoga County

Power was restored within approximately one hour.

More than 4,300 people were without power across Cuyahoga County Saturday afternoon, FirstEnergy reported.

Chris Eck of FirstEnergy tells 3News the outage was caused by "animal contact" at a substation.

Nearly all of the outages appeared to be in Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, and Seven Hills.

Eck said power was restored within approximately one hour of the outage.