Residents evacuated in Center City fire

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A transformer fire in Center City had one apartment building in the area evacuated while fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze

It happened on the 200 block of South 8th Street at around 1:30 p.m.

Residents in the area reported hearing a loud explosion which came from underground, causing the transformer fire.

PECO and Hazmat responded to the incident. They were able to gain quick control over the situation.

The evacuated residents, reported as 7 adults and 7 children, were taken to 850 Locust Street until they were let back in.

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