The Ponoka County area experienced power outages of varying lengths during the late afternoon on Wednesday due to lightning and thunderstorm after a transformer was struck by lightning and caught fire.
USA, Texas: A transformer caught fire at CentrePoint's Texas City substation yesterday, sending thick black smoke into the air that could be seen from as far away as downtown Houston, according to local media.
USA, Louisiana: Transformer explosion which caused a large fire at an Entergy substation near the Shell Convent Louisiana refinery on Tuesday night prompted an uncontrolled shutdown of the St. James Motiva plant.
USA, Washington D.C.: A fire that broke out around midnight Monday in electrical equipment below the sidewalk at 18th and L streets NW in downtown Washington caused that intersection to be closed during Tuesday’s morning rush hour.
USA, Los Angeles: Thousands of people in the Studio City and Sherman Oaks area; los Angeles, California lost power on Wednesday night, possibly from a transformer explosion at an electrical substation, according to authorities.