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The lights were back on within 7 1/2 hours in West Side neighborhoods hit by the second blackout in eight days caused by a fire at a Commonwealth Edison Co. substation. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007475" title="Richard M. Daley" href="/topic/politics/government/richard-m.-daley-PEPLT007475.topic">Mayor Richard Daley</a> talks with a police investigator at the substation. This time, Edison was able to make quick repairs at its <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLREC000056" title="Columbus Park" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/columbus-park-PLREC000056.topic">Columbus Park</a> substation, 1010 S. Laramie Ave. A more serious fire July 28 at a substation near the company's Crawford generating plant, 3501 S. Pulaski Rd., knocked out electricity for up to three days to as many as 40,000 residents.
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( Tribune archive photo / August 5, 1990 )

The lights were back on within 7 1/2 hours in West Side neighborhoods hit by the second blackout in eight days caused by a fire at a Commonwealth Edison Co. substation. Mayor Richard Daley talks with a police investigator at the substation. This time, Edison was able to make quick repairs at its Columbus Park substation, 1010 S. Laramie Ave. A more serious fire July 28 at a substation near the company's Crawford generating plant, 3501 S. Pulaski Rd., knocked out electricity for up to three days to as many as 40,000 residents.

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