Hundreds lost power after transformer fire in Springfield

225 Eversource customers were without power. Old farm Road closed

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 200 Eversource customers lost power Monday night after a transformer fire on Old Farm Road.

“The transformer blew!”  Springfield Police Captain Robert Strempek told 22News. 

The malfunction took place near 236 Old Farm Road at 6:30 p.m. Monday.  Old Farm Road was closed, according to Captain Strempek.

The Eversource Outage Map indicated that 225 Eversource customers were without electrical power at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Old Farm Road runs between Plumtree Road and Valley Road. It’s located in the Sixteen Acres section of the city.

No one was hurt.

Springfield Fire and Eversource crews were on site.

22News is covering this story and will provide new information as it becomes available.