Arc Flash From Jamestown Transformer Lights Up Wednesday Night


JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The skies were alight in the Jamestown area Wednesday night.

Residents were concerned when they saw large flashes of light coming from a transformer Southeast of Jamestown near the State Hospital. Officials with Western Area Power report to NewsDakota that some equipment was damaged when arc flashes occurred. Numerous things can lead to an arc flash, but it’s unknown at this time what the cause was.

Jamestown Fire Department was on scene with four units and 24 fire fighters. No injuries were reported.

Below is video provided by Corey Bayer.

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