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Transformer fire causes Grass Valley power outage

A power outage in downtown Grass Valley Wednesday afternoon was caused by a transformer fire.

Grass Valley Fire received a call for smoke coming from an underground vault, said Division Chief Jerry Funk. Crews arrived to find a PG&E underground electrical vault with smoke showing. Firefighters remained at scene until PG&E crews were able shut off the power.

The fire was contained to a transformer, Funk said. The power outage in the downtown area was expected to last several hours while PG&E replaces the damaged equipment, along with traffic restrictions on South Auburn Street.

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The Union Updated May 15, 2014 08:19AM Published May 15, 2014 01:45PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.