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The Lake Oswego Fire Department responded to several calls related to downed trees and power lines, but 'nothing significant'

Lake Oswego escaped mostly unscathed after a thunder and lightning storm swept through the area Wednesday evening, though many lost power locally and throughout Clackamas County.

The Lake Oswego Fire Department responded to several calls related to downed trees and power lines, but "nothing significant" according to Fire Chief Don Johnson. A blown transformer was reported to be on fire near Southshore Boulevard just after 7:30 p.m., but crews were unable to locate it upon arrival.

About 1/10 of an inch of rainfall was recorded in the Portland area, according to the National Weather Service, and the highest wind gust speed was 31 mph.


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