More than 1,000 Lewiston households were without power during the afternoon and evening Thursday, according to an Avista Utilities spokesman.

The outage started at 3:44 p.m. and was caused by an animal, most likely a bird, coming in contact with electrical equipment, spokesman David Vowels said.

Avista’s online map showed the outage was mostly concentrated on Lewiston’s Normal Hill area. A total of 1,024 customers were affected, Vowels confirmed.

Power came back incrementally for those affected. As of 10:30 p.m. Thursday, all houses had power restored, according to Avista’s outage map.

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