AEP Repair Following Copper Theft and Fire Causes Brief Power Outage
A power outage in the Kanawha City area of Charleston Thursday was caused by a copper thief.
A spokeswoman for Appalachian Power said that the vandal cut the equipment at AEP’s Chesterfield substation with the intent to steal copper.
The spokeswoman for AEP said the person is “very lucky they weren’t killed” because what they did was extremely dangerous. How much copper the thief got away with was not reported.
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