Several businesses in Stevenson Ranch were suddenly left without power Friday afternoon.
Just after 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a transformer explosion on the 24700 block of Pico Canyon Road, according to fire officials.
Southern California Edison reported the outage at 2:28 p.m. near Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue, an area commonly known as “Hamburger Hill” for having a cluster of fast-food chains.
An estimated 16 customers were reportedly affected, according to Edison’s online power outage map. Affected areas included north of Interstate 5, east on Avenue Dorna, south on The Old Road and west on Pico Canyon Road, according to Edison spokeswoman Taylor Bakewell.
Customer power returned by 4 p.m., she said, adding that the cause was “due to failed underground equipment.”