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Steps cut risk of fire when power restored

By Tony Marrero

Times Staff Writer

As investigators check whether a fire that destroyed Lee Elementary School can be traced to power restoration there, people still in the dark might be wondering about the potential risks to their own homes.

There are some, experts say, and some easy ways to minimize them.

"It just takes a few seconds to do these things, but it could be the difference between saving your home and losing it," said Ralph Fehr, an electrical engineering prof

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