Transformer fire causes blackout

US, Boston: Roughly 600 customers of Eversource, an electric company, lost power Saturday evening after a transformer caught fire, according to Eversource.

A transformer caught fire atop a utility pole at approximately 8:21 p.m., according to Cambridge Police Department spokesperson Jeremy Warnick. Members of CPD, Cambridge Fire Department. Eversource responded to the scene of the fire, the cause of which remains unknown, according to Reid Lamberty, manager of media relations in Massachusetts for Eversource.

Witnesses reported hearing loud noises and explosion before the lights went off and saw the utility pole engulfed in flames.

CPD and Eversource spokespeople both wrote that they are investigating the cause of the fire.

Source: The Harvard Crimsom