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Blown transformer causes power outage in Hesperia near VVC

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Heavy rain and wind caused a transformer to explode resulting in a power outage Wednesday morning.

It happened at about 6:15 am on November 20, 2019, in the 17600 block of Catalpa Street in Hesperia.

San Bernardino County Firefighters were dispatched to reports of a power pole on fire from a transformer that blew.

Firefighters arrived and requested Southern California Edison employees to respond for power lines down on the ground and to repair the damaged equipment.

According to the SCE outage map, 1,080 customers are affected by the outage.

At about 6:50 am, a second transformer fire was reported in the 8180 block of Lassen Avenue in Hesperia.

This is a developing story, additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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