Officials investigate cause of transformer fire at East Lake substation

Florida, Tampa Bay: Officials are investigating what caused a transformer to explode and catch fire at the Brooker Creek Power Substation in East Lake, which resulted in nearly 9,000 residents losing power for a few hours.

The transformer explosion led to a fire, and witnesses saw flames shooting out of the building, reports Tampa Bay Times.

Following the incident, Duke Energy shut off power to the transformer, and firefighters successfully extinguished the flames.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.