Nearly 9,000 without power following transformer fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Nearly 9,000 without power following transformer fire

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

Thousands were left in the cold Monday night when a massive power outage hit Midtown and East Memphis.

According to MLGW, almost 9,000 people were without power. Crews believe a transformer fire sparked the fire at an MLGW substation at the intersection of Grandview Street and Grandview Avenue.

Crews were able to quickly restore power. The outage lasted 45 minutes.

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