Transformer fire knocks out power in Connecticut

USA, Connecticut: A transformer fire is caused power outages in Torrington, rendering nearly 1,500 customers to lose power.

There were also nearly 600 outages in Winchester.

The Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department reported there was “a transformer fire and explosion” on Torrington’s West Street.

Harwinton firefighters said a call came in for wires burning near the Eversource substation on Litchfield Road.

“We responded and a passer-by reported seeing a fire in the substation, but nothing was showing upon our arrival. Eversource was notified. The scene is cleared at this time. Power appeared to still be on in the area.”

 

Source: CT Post