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Popped transformer at Hamilton plant spurs power outage, brush fire

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

There was a power outage and a brush fire near the Great Miami River in Hamilton on Sunday.

On Sunday evening, officials sad a transformer popped at Hamilton Electric Production. A transformer is an apparatus that reduces or increases the voltage of an alternating current.

Hamilton Electric Production is located at 960 N. 3rd in Hamilton, near the Great Miami River.

Officials said the power outage was the result of a line -- that spanned the river -- failing and causing a brush fire on the river bank.

A Twitter account that appears to send out blurbs about goings on in Butler County sent out messages Sunday saying the incident spurred road closures around 5 p.m. near the plant. It's unclear who runs the account.

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