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UPDATED: Pole fire cause of power outage in Lakewood, Steilacoom, University Place, South Tacoma and JBLM areas

About 1,000 Lakewood residents face not having power restored tonight after a pole fire that caused power outages across Pierce County.

Tacoma Public Utilities crews are working to replace the damaged equipment and reroute power to restore service after the fire, which the agency reported about 5:30 p.m.

Power was lost in the Lakewood, Steilacoom, University Place, South Tacoma and Joint Base Lewis-McChord areas after the fire at 75th Street West and Bridgeport Way in Lakewood, TPU spokeswoman Chris Gleason said.

The cause of the fire and boundaries of the outage were still being determined.

People who live between 70th

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14,000 lose power in Frederickson area

About 14,000 Tacoma Power customers  in the Frederickson-area were without electricity this afternoon after a transmission line outage.

The outage occurred about 2:15 p.m. in the area of 176th Street East and Canyon Road East, the utility reported.

Power has been restored. Anyone who still has no electricity is encouraged to call Tacoma Power at (253) 502-8602.