A rodent chewing wires reportedly caused a power outage Wednesday morning for at least 7,000 Glendale Water & Power customers in downtown Glendale.

The rodent was discovered about 7:15 a.m. inside an electrical panel at the utility's Tropico Substation on South Glendale Avenue, said Glendale city spokesman Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

It appears to have caused the electrical short, he said. 

Crews were able to restore power to customers within half an hour.

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