Transformer fire in Medina knocks out power for 300

A transformer fire Thursday morning shut down one of Medina’s busiest streets, cutting power to part of the city.

The transformer blew along 82nd Avenue Northeast, near Medina Park and City Hall. The road was shut down between Northeast 12th Street and Northeast 8th Street.

Traffic to Medina Elementary School, along Northeast 8th Street, was redirected while the fire was quelled.

According to Puget Sound Energy’s outage tracker, more than 280 customers in south Medina lost power.

Power was expected to return by mid-afternoon.

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