Around 1,200 customers including Bellis Fair mall and Whatcom Community College lost power Thursday afternoon, July 30, due to an underground vault fire, according to Puget Sound Energy.
The mall lost power shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. The source of the outage was an underground vault fire at Aldrich Road and Mahogany Avenue that happened around 12:45 p.m., a PSE spokesman said. Power was restored shortly after 2 p.m.
Whatcom Community College announced on its website that it would be closed for the day due to the outage.