Lowell hospital running on generator, 3,500 without power after fire impacts power lines

LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - Lowell General Hosptial is running on generators after a fire damaged two major power lines in the Pawtucketville area on Monday night.

Electrical panels at the Cross River Center on Pawtucketville Boulevard burst into flame around 5:30 p.m. knocking out power to over 3,500 National Grid customers, according to a post on the Lowell Fire Department’s Twitter page.

Crews are on scene investigating the incident.

Power was restored in a couple of hours.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No one was injured.

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