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Power outage in Longview causes evacuation of building

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LONGVIEW ( KYTX) - A power outage at Century Plaza in the 900 block of northwest Loop 281 in Longview has resulted in an evacuation of businesses.

According to officials, a transformer along Loop 281 blew after a power line snapped and caused a small fire.

Smoke from the transformer entered the business where MorganStanley SmithBarney, Austin Bank and CBS-19 offices are located.

Swepco officials say the power will be off for the next two to three hours at the location.

The Longview Fire Department is at the scene, and no injuries were reported.

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