Fire closes all JWA flights Friday evening

A Southern California Edison electrical substation fire caused a power outage Friday evening leaving some 28,000 customers without power. The issue also temporarily grounded all flights at John Wayne Airport.

The substation caught fire at 6:20 p.m. and affected both Irvine and Newport Beach residents and businesses.

The fire resulted in all three terminals at John Wayne Airport losing power and caused all incoming flights to be diverted.

The Orange County Fire Authority extinguished the substation fire at Jamboree Road and Michaelson Drive in Irvine.

JWA remained closed the remainder of Friday and resumed all operations Saturday morning at 7 a.m. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.