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Transformer fire knocks out power to Florida hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, September 4, 2014

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A transformer fire caused a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida to lose power September 2, causing no injuries but requiring patient machines to be run on generator power for about two hours, according to a report from WAWS-TV.

The fire occurred at about 4 p.m., the report said, knocking out power to about 6,000 customers, including Baptist Medical Center. Other reports indicated the fire was caused by a lightning strike that caused the offsite transformer to explode.

No one was injured in the incident and power was restored at around 6:15 p.m., reports indicated.

 



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