Mayor: Morristown transformer fire caused by heat

MORRISTOWN - Like many other towns across the state, Morristown dealt with scorching temperatures today, which seem to be the cause of an underground transformer fire.

Earlier this afternoon, two transformers beneath South Street caught fire, knocking out power to some nearby homes and businesses. Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty says the suspected culprit was the unusually hot weather.

Morristown did get some relief from the heat by way of a quick-moving rainstorm, which also brought some damaging winds and lightning.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 asked residents what they thought about 1 Westchester Talks Trump: First 100 days
News 12 asked viewers what they thought about 2 Hudson Valley Talks Trump: First 100 days
In honor of National Superhero Day, News 12 3 Word on the Street: Superheroes
4 New Jersey Sportscast, April 28
St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 5 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.