A blown transformer is the suspected cause of a widespread power outage in Chilliwack this afternoon.
More than 2700 customers were without power in the downtown and Fairfield Island areas, as of noon on Feb. 1. As fire crews were called out to deal with the transformer fire, in the vicinity of Gore Avenue and Nowell Street, at least one person was trapped in an elevator on Princess Avenue.
BC Hydro had their crew listed on site as of 12:23 p.m., and power was restored shortly after 1 p.m.
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