April 28 2015

Transformer Fire Temporarily Closes Part of Skilton Lane

By: Rich Hosford

A fire in a telephone pole transformer temporarily closed a part of Skilton Lane early this afternoon and left area residents without power. 

The Burlington Fire Department responded to the area shortly after noon on Tuesday. A fire fighter on the scene said the transformer had been sparking but at the time BNEWS arrived the box was just smoking. 

Police and firefighters blocked off the portion of Skilton Lane between Fox Hill Road and Patriot Road until Eversource crews were able to stop the power in the area. As of 1:30 p.m. the power had been cut and crews were working to fix the problem. Power was expected to be restored within an hour or two. 


Eversource crews work to repair the transformer

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