Major power outage caused by transformer fire at Entergy substation in Amite

Transformer fire at Entergy substation in Amite (Source: Viewer)
Transformer fire at Entergy substation in Amite (Source: Viewer)

AMITE, LA (WAFB) - Two parishes experienced a major power outage Wednesday afternoon due to a transformer fire at an Entergy substation in Amite.

About 8,000 customers, mostly in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes, were without power for a large portion of the afternoon. A few residents in Livingston Parish were also affected.

To view the Entergy outage map, click here.

A company spokesman says the fire was in a transformer. Once the fire was fully extinguished, Entergy crews began assessing the damage and making the repairs. Entergy says as of 7:30 p.m., power has been restored to affected customers.

The issue only affected Entergy customers, not residents who get their power from Demco.

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