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Crews fight fire near substation on Ohio Street

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 18:14:21-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Fire Department worked to put out a fire near an electrical transformer at a substation located near CSX on Ohio Street Thursday afternoon.

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Fire officials say a transformer exploded and caused a fire and power outage on Ohio Street near the CSX yard.

Fire officials say there is a power outage in the area, but it is unknown how many are impacted by the outage.

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A closer photo of the reported transformer that exploded causing a fire near the CSX yard on Ohio Street.

Traffic is asked to avoid the area at this time, there was no word given on if any injuries occurred.

A spokesperson for National Grid tells 7 Eyewitness News that the fire "was close to the Ohio Street substation but it was not on our property or threatening our equipment."