Thousands of Molokai residents were without power for more than seven hours Sunday night and early Monday morning after an islandwide power outage that began at 10:04 p.m., Maui Electric Co. officials said.
Officials were investigating how the outage may be linked to a fire on a power pole near the Palaau Power Plant on the south coast of the island.
Overall, 3,156 customers were affected by the blackout, an official said. Power was restored to residents incrementally, with the first customers getting power back on at 5:13 a.m., or after seven hours and nine minutes without power.
The last customers had their power returned at 6:28 a.m., or after eight hours and 24 minutes.