Apparent transformer explosion triggers large power outage in Moiliili

Apparent transformer explosion triggers large power outage in Moiliili
Moiliili power outage (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - An apparent transformer explosion triggered a large power outage in Moiliili on Friday night.

More than 3,700 customers were without power immediately following the explosion, which happened about 10 p.m. About an hour later, about 300 customers still had not had their power restored.

HECO did not release an official cause for the outage.

Following the apparent transformer explosion, there were several power lines hanging over Date Street.

Officials urged the public to stay away from the area.

This story will be updated.

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