Power restored to six families after transformer explosion - Tucson News Now

Power restored to six families after transformer explosion

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Power has been restored to six families on the Northwest side after a transformer explosion.

It happened around 5:15 p.m. on the 6400 block of North Avenida Pina. Because of the triple digit heat, Red Cross placed eleven residents in hotel rooms for the night.

By 9:40 p.m., Tucson Electric Power crews had restored power.

"It sounded almost like a small bomb," said Bo Spencer. "It wasn't too powerful but shook the windows a bit. It startled us and we all jumped. We went in the backyard and saw the transformer was smoking and dripping a bunch of fluid."

It's unclear if heat was a factor.

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