Lightning Strike Blamed For Tulsa Transformer Fire

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 7:38 am
By: News On 6

Public Service of Oklahoma is now on scene near 22nd Place and South Atlanta after a transformer blew. The top of a power pole has fire damage and is smoldering Thursday morning.

The pole keeps re-igniting with flames and sparks. Neighbors said they reported the fire around 5:30 a.m.

It's believed the pole was struck by lightning. The outage is affecting 36 customers, according to PSO.

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Tulsa firefighters responded to the fire and called out PSO.

Crews aren't sure how long it will take to restore electricity to their customers, but we'll continue to update this story.