Thousands Lose Power From Transformer Fire

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 3:24 PM EDT
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Thousands Lose Power From Transformer Fire

Arthur Monroe

Firefighters battle flames from a West Philly transformer fire on April 29, 2013.

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A transformer fire cut power to thousands in Philadelphia today.

The transformer blaze began around 11 a.m. at the corner of 50th and Pine Streets in West Philadelphia causing wires to come down.

PECO told NBC10 that around 2,000 customers lost power due to the blaze. The power has been restored for most of the customers however. Currently, only 72 customers are without power.

A witness to the incident said that a wire came down on a car causing the vehicle to light on fire.

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