Squirrel blamed for causing fire, power outage in Wellington

WELLINGTON, Kan. Thursday night, Wellington's mayor says a squirrel is responsible for a temporary, citywide power outage earlier in the day.

A big plume of smoke was spotted over Wellington during the lunch hour. We now know a squirrel got into a transformer at a substation, causing the outage.

"Right across the street from where I was standing, and it just started out with a really loud boom that had to of shaken several blocks," one eyewitness says.

No one was injured in the fire.