Transformer fire leaves some residents without power in Gulfport

Transformer fire leaves some residents without power in Gulfport

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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