Transformer explodes on south side of campus, leaves some buildings without power

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Parts of campus were temporarily without power Wednesday evening after a transformer exploded near Anthony Hall.

At around 6 p.m., a transformer exploded and left a number of buildings on the south side of campus without power.

“There’s a little bit of power outage, but no one’s been injured,” said UCPD spokesperson Lt. Eric Tejada. “Authorities are on the scene and looking into it. Hopefully, they will have the power back on as soon as possible.”

It is unknown what caused the transformer to explode or how long the power will remain out, according to Tejada.

During fall 2012, the northeast part of campus temporarily experienced a power outage after an equipment malfunction during a routine switching procedure on the campus’s physical power plant.

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