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‘Boom like thunder,’ fire and smoke downtown after transformer explodes

I was just in this area. – S.A.


[ooyala code=”hhYzFodjrLRRYgGz1w_033LlNQkSQBii” player_id=”6c21d43b06ee4460a29e40d9542c86ae”]RICHMOND, Va. — Multiple booms were heard at 6th and Main Streets in downtown Richmond, with reports beginning at 11:16 a.m. Friday. Firefighters were on scene four minutes later.

An explosion and fire occurred late in an underground electrical facilities vault near the corner of 6th and Main Street, according to spokesperson Janell Hancock with Dominion Power. The cause is under investigation.

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One DVP lineman was taken to an area hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. A detailed report on the lineman’s condition is not available at this time but he is expected to recover.

There are power outages from the 500-800 blocks of East Main Street. Power is expected to be back on in two to three hours. Approximately 375 are without power.

Richmond Fire helped people trapped in elevators.

If you are still stuck in a building please use the stairs…

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