Transformer Fire Leaves East Topekans Without Power

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

A transformer fire left hundreds of people in southeast Topeka in the dark for a while Tuesday night.

It happened around 7:15 pm near SE 21st and Adams.

Westar Energy initially reported 970 customers were affected. The number then topped 1900 at one point. The last customers were restored around 9 pm.

Westar says an equipment failure likely sparked the fire.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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