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Police: Underground transformer explodes in downtown El Dorado

According to El Dorado PD, an underground transformer exploded, causing a fire Thursday...
According to El Dorado PD, an underground transformer exploded, causing a fire Thursday afternoon. (Source: El Dorado PD)(KNOE)
Published: Aug. 15, 2019 at 2:03 PM CDT
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Authorities are on the scene of a transformer explosion in the downtown area of El Dorado.

According to El Dorado PD, an underground transformer exploded, causing a fire Thursday afternoon. They say the fire is contained on Elm Street between Hill and Jefferson.

While the fire has been contained, police say power will be disrupted for multiple businesses in the area.

According to Entergy's website, the outages started Thursday afternoon at 12:25 p.m.

106 customers are affected. Power appears to be out for parts of Jackson Street, East Oak, and the immediate area, according to Entergy's website.

Police are asking that you avoid the downtown area this afternoon.

According to the El Dorado Fire Dept., no injuries have been reported, and Entergy is on the scene.

We will be experiencing several power outages for a while. Avoid the downtown area if possible. Fire is contained on Elm...

Posted by El Dorado Police Department on Thursday, August 15, 2019

El Dorado Fire is downtown at an underground transformer fire. Please avoid the area of Jefferson and Elm. No injuries have been reported and the fire has been contained and Entergy is also on scene.

Posted by El Dorado Fire Department - Arkansas on Thursday, August 15, 2019