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Transformer fire knocks out power to parts of Lowell

Energy grid expected to be down for hours
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Posted at 5:00 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 23:33:16-04

LOWELL, Mich. — Several homes and businesses are without power in Lowell, after an electric transformer caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Lowell Fire Department, the fire was reported right after 2:30 p.m.

Firefighters needed 15 minutes to put the flames out. A nearby garage suffered damage from the heat, but was otherwise okay.

Lowell Light and Power says some customers could be without power for hours as crews work to restore service.

Lowell Police says several homes from the East side of the city have been evacuated.

The remains of the damaged transformer will be inspected to try to find a cause for the fire.

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