Units responding to transformer fire

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 4:38 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a transformer on fire at 248th Avenue and 71st Street, Paddock Lake.

Dispatch says several calls have been received from peopleĀ seeingĀ flames.

UPDATE 4:41 p.m. — Dispatch reports fire may now be out due to rain. Fire Department still responding.

UPDATE 4:44 p.m. — Nothing showing reports first fire unit on the scene.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. — Fire personnel reports it was actually a tree across some wires that may have been burning. We Energies in route.

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  1. Darrell says:

    Time Warner Cable is out to In the Paddock Lake area, confirmed with @twcablehelp on Twitter, no ETA for restoration..

    1. admin says:

      I can confirm that too. We’re coming to you for now thanks to mobile hotspot service. — DH

      1. admin says:

        At about 5:49 p.m., my TimeWarner Cable internet access is back up and working.

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