Sep 20, 2011 8:58 PM by Mike Rawlins

Havre hit with widespread power outage

Havre was hit with a widespread power outage on Tuesday evening.

The Havre Police Department tells us that the entire city of Havre was without power following a fire southwest of the city.

NorthWestern Energy reports that a transmission line fell to the ground and sparked the fire.

The fire has been extinguished; there are no reports of injuries at this time.

The power outage affected some customers in Lohman and Chinook, too.

Authorities do not yet know what caused the transmission line to topple.

Power has been restored to some areas as of 7 p.m.