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Transformer Fire Causes Power Outages

Power has been restored to the more than 2,000 impacted customers, a LIPA spokesperson says.

A fire in a transformer on Main Street in Smithtown left more than 2,000 customers without power Monday morning.

According to LIPA spokesperson Mark Gross, the call of the transformer was received by LIPA at roughly 6:45 a.m. where 2,238 customers lost power. Gross said 660 of those customers had power restored within six minutes, 1,260 had power restored within 39 minutes, and the 300 remaining had power restored in 87 minutes.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Patch reader Mark Mancini sent in photos of the transformer fire.

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