Some residents in Estevan were without power Sunday as SaskPower worked to fix the problem. 

"What happened," explained Jordan Jackle, with SaskPower, "is that we had an equipment failure from an overhead power line that was then feeding into an underground power line. Essentially, there was a failure there and in fact there was a little bit of smouldering on the pole and there were flames on the pole at some point of the process."

"Our crews got to the scene, they realized what was happening there and that's when they actually shut out the power. It was at that moment the 1,200 people that were affected by this outage had their power shut off while we made a fix."

"It lasted somewhere between 30 minutes and 45 minutes."

Despite the strong winds the area received yesterday, it doesn't appear that the weather had anything to do with the outage. 

"We don't believe it was storm-related. This does appear to be an equipment failure. Generally, you can divide our outages into thirds. A third is ageing infrastructure that leads to an equipment failure, another third is wildlife related, and another third is storm or environment related."

"This definitely appears to be one where it was an equipment failure."

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