Transformer catches fire, explodes at Texas City substation

May 10, 2018
Posted by Ken Wallingford

Mineral oil fire caused a transformer to catch fire and explode at the CenterPoint Energy facility in Texas City on Tuesday, May 8.

Some other plants and businesses lost power after the explosion occurred late Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters had to wait for the transformer to burn out before approaching the scene.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

Source: ABC13, KHOU11

Photo (for illustrative purposes): US Navy 070829-N-4965F-015 / Wikimedia / CC0 Public Domain


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