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Brief power outage sets off alarms in Medford

Posted by Jarret Bencks  April 19, 2013 03:25 PM

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In the midst of a manhunt for the remaining Boston Marathon bombings suspect that put the entire greater Boston region on edge, power outage reports came in from all over Medford early Friday afternoon, Deputy chief Steve Howe said.

Power was restored in most of the city within minutes of the reports, which came in at about 12 p.m., but the Medford Fire Department sounded all of its station alarms to respond, Howe said.

"Numerous alarms were sounded, there were some people stuck in elevators," Deputy chief Steve Howe said. "It was a full response."

Some people had to be helped out of elevators stopped as result of the outages, but there were no serious issues, Howe said.

A National Grid outage map showed there were also power issues in parts of Malden, Melrose and Everett Friday.

The cause of the outage had not been determined, Howe said.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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