A transformer fire led to downed power lines on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice on Thursday night and left about 1,800 customers without power, officials said.
The outage occurred about 9:28 p.m. and the cause was not immediately known, said Terry Schneider, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
"It seems there was some sort of transformer fire, but we don't know what caused that to happen," Schneider said.
Electrical wires were down in the 2200 block of Lincoln Boulevard, just north of Venice Boulevard, she said.
There was no estimate available on when power would be restored.