Transformer fire leaves some residents without power in Gulfport - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Transformer fire leaves some residents without power in Gulfport

The fire reportedly started around 7:30 p.m. (Photo source: WLOX News) The fire reportedly started around 7:30 p.m. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

According to Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt, a transformer caught fire on near Hardy Ct. on Courthouse Rd. Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi Power spokesman Jeff Shepard says that more than 2,000 people were initially without power.

Shortly before 8 p.m., all but 109 customers were restored.

Shepard says crews will continue to investigate the cause of the fire. 

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