Fire crews respond to transformer fire at construction site of downtown Durham condos

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
Transformer ignites after accident at downtown Durham condo site
Durham firefighters responded after a construction accident led to a transformer fire at a downtown condo complex.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham firefighters responded after a fire ignited at the site of a downtown building under construction on Wednesday evening.

It happened in the 500 block of Rigsbee Street at a new condo complex called The Vega, which is nearly complete

Construction workers apparently hit a powerline, which ignited a transformer. The building itself was not affected,

Firefighters waited for Duke Energy to shut off the power before putting out the fire.

No injuries were reported.