June 15 2019 1:52am

Power out in Kelowna neighbourhood after transformer explodes

The lights flickered in downtown Kelowna, but when a transformer blew on Friday night it also shut the lights off for more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the centre of town.

The explosion sent fire flying into the grass below the power line, lighting the grass on fire.

The Kelowna Fire Department doused the area with water after residents also stepped in to help prevent the blaze from spreading.

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