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Chico High without power after squirrel causes transformer to blow

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CHICO, Calif. - Chico High School is without power after a squirrel climbed onto a power line which caused a transformer to blow Wednesday.

Staff at Chico High said as of right now, they are not letting students go home. Most buildings are without power at this time except for the cafeteria. Teachers are holding class with their doors open or outside.

PG&E said power will be out until at least 2:30 p.m. due to the equipment inside the transformer needing to be replaced. Teachers reported they heard a loud boom before the power went out.

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