Power back on after Boston transformer fire
BOSTON—Power has been restored to the last customers who lost electricity after a smoky electrical transformer fire in Boston's Back Bay earlier this week, but work continues on permanent repairs.
About 21,000 customers lost power after the fire Tuesday evening, and all were brought back online at about 2 a.m. Friday. Some scattered outages continue to be reported.
NStar chief executive Tom May has said the fire came after an unusual "catastrophic" connector failure between the substation housing the transformer and the transmission system.