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TRANSFORMER FIRE CAUSES 3-ISLAND POWER OUTAGE

Nov. 6, 2001 – A transformer fire at the Water and Power Authority shut down power to St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island at midday Tuesday.
Electricity was restored in some of the affected areas within about half an hour, but other sections were still without power at mid-afternoon.
"The fire is out and no one was hurt," WAPA spokeswoman Laurie Christian said shortly after electricity returned to some areas. She said WAPA "rearranged the system" to restore power as quickly as possible.
Christian said the fire started when the transformer failed, and power went out around 12:15 p.m. Fire Services was called to the scene, she said.

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Nov. 6, 2001 - A transformer fire at the Water and Power Authority shut down power to St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island at midday Tuesday.
Electricity was restored in some of the affected areas within about half an hour, but other sections were still without power at mid-afternoon.
"The fire is out and no one was hurt," WAPA spokeswoman Laurie Christian said shortly after electricity returned to some areas. She said WAPA "rearranged the system" to restore power as quickly as possible.
Christian said the fire started when the transformer failed, and power went out around 12:15 p.m. Fire Services was called to the scene, she said.