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Transformer explosion in Lexington Center sparks large fire, forces street closures
LEXINGTON, Mass. — A transformer explosion sparked a multi-alarm fire in the Massachusetts town of Lexington on Monday. A photo shared with NewsCenter 5 shows the explosion off Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Lexington, not far from the post office.The explosion resulted in a three-alarm fire in the 1700 block of Mass. Avenue, with thick, black smoke pouring into the air. "I was shaking. I'm still shaking. It was terrifying," said witness Emerson Graf. "We started to hear scratching and little clicking noises and we just looked over and there was this giant explosion. We didn't know what happened. It was just insane. It was so loud." The transformer fire led to streets in the Lexington Center area being closed to vehicle traffic. Police said they also closed the Minuteman Bikeway. Lexington fire Chief Derek Sencabaugh said the substation where the transformer explosion happened belongs to Eversource Energy. An Eversource spokesperson said the fire was reported just before 6 p.m. and that there were no power outages associated with it. Source


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