Transformer fire left almost 7,000 without power in Georgetown

(KXAN Photo)
(KXAN Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A transformer fire in Sun City, Georgetown led to a power outage that left 6,800 homes without electricity Thursday evening.

The Georgetown Fire Department responded and put out the fire, according to Keith Hutchinson with the city of Georgetown. Crews also responded and restored power to all but nine customers by 7:20 p.m. All power was restored as of 9:15 p.m.

The Georgetown Police Department is investigating the incident. Police believe that the transformer fire was due to a vehicle that struck the transformer and left the scene. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Georgetown Police Department at 512-930-3510. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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