Transformer Fires In South Everett Cause Brief Power Outage

September 3, 2020

Everett Fire

There was a grass fire at the base of this pole on Beverly Blvd.

The crew from Engine 6 works on the grass fire.

One of two transformers on fire. This was on Scenic Drive.

This transformer was on Grant Drive.

A PUD lineman uses a can of fire retardant on the transformer.

Here a lineman uses a dry-chemical extinguisher.

Another look.

Lines down burned the grass at this house at Scenic and Grant. You can see the line over the fire hydrant.

Snohomish PUD is looking into what caused equipment to fail leading about 1600 people to be without power in the Pinehurst Neighborhood in Everett just before 2 PM Thursday afternoon.

Two different transformers caught on fire in the area of Scenic and Grant drive next to a PUD substation and a grass fire was reported just north of Scenic Drive on Beverly Boulevard.

Everett Fire crews dealt with the grass fire and residual hot spots from the transformer fires while PUD crews responded and rerouted power and put out the transformers.

As of 4:15PM only 39 customers were without power and PUD crews were working on those. Cayle Thompson tells MyEverettNews.com they are looking into what caused the equipment to fail.

Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos of the Fire and PUD crews at work. Click photo to enlarge.



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