Madison Courier 10K Walk/Run
Letters To The Editor
News & Record
Carroll County Detention Center
Jefferson Circuit Court
Jefferson Superior Court
Real Estate Transfers
Health Department Inspections
Civil War Sesquicentennial
Transformer fire blackens skies over Madison
Friday, February 14, 2014 10:00 AM
SMOKE AND FLAMES: A transformer burns at an AEP substation off of Goins Road near Madison on Thursday. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)
Several area fire departments responded to a transformer fire Thursday afternoon at an American Electrical Power Indiana Michigan substation near Madison.
The first fire call came shortly before 1 p.m. The cause of the fire is unknown, according to Tracy Warner, communications consultant with AEP.
"We're still assessing (the cause) and the extent of the damage," Warner said.
Warner said there were oil tanks on site containing mineral oil. The fire did not extend to that location, and no oil was spilled, Warner said.
The fire resulted in a large black cloud hanging over the city for most of the afternoon, which Warner said was non-toxic.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Fire crews had to wait several hours before they could get on to the property to fight the fire.
Employees had to reroute power to Rockport, which also had a transformer down.
Madison Township, Ryker's Ridge, Hanover and Kent fire departments responded to the fire.
PHOTOS: Transformer fire blackens skies over Madison
Please fill out the form below to submit a comment.
Message is a required field.
Captcha entry is not valid, please try again.
A comment must be approved by our staff before it will displayed on the website.
Search only accepts letters and numbers.
© 2016 The Madison Courier 310 Courier Square, Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-3641 (800) 333-2885
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved