Transformer ignites in Burnet County
August 28, 2013, 5:45 pm by Alexandria Randolph
A fire was contained in the 100 block of Ponderosa Point in Burnet County on Wednesday afternoon following the spontaneous combustion of a large transformer.
East Lake Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to put out the brush that had ignited below the utility pole.
"The transformer on the end caught fire,” said East Lake Buchanan VFD Capt. William Price. "The oil caught fire and fell on the ground.”
Price said PEC was notified, and power to the station was
quickly shut off. Firefighters evacuated several of the surrounding homes just
in case the brush fire grew out of control.
For more on this story, see Friday's Highlander.
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