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Power outage strikes Dodger Stadium [updated]

Tonight’s Dodger-Brewers game was disrupted by a 20-minute power outage.

The L.A. Department of Water and Power said the outage began at 7:44 pm when “equipment supplying power to Dodger stadium experienced a brief interruption,” the agency said in a statement. An automated switch rerouted power to a second circuit, allowing power to be restored to the stadium’s high intensity lights and other equipment.

The game was suspended for about 20 minutes during the second inning before resuming, according to NBC 4.

LADWP crews will make needed repairs after the game ends, said the agency.

Updated on Tuesday, July 31: The LADWP said a metallic mylar balloon that came in contact with a power line triggered the outage. “When metallic balloons come in contact with power lines or other electrical equipment, it can melt electrical wires resulting in fires that could lead to injuries, property damage or an outage like the one that occurred last night, said LADWP General Manager, David H. Wright  in a statement. “We have built our systems to ensure reliable power flow to major venues, but even a brief disruption in power flow can cause on-site systems to need to be reset.”

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