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Cleveland firefighters battle blaze at FirstEnergy substation

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Posted at 7:33 PM, May 20, 2022

CLEVELAND — Firefighters in Cleveland responded to a FirstEnergy substation for a fire Friday evening.

The substation is located in the 2400 block of East 55th Street.

Cleveland police closed down roads in the area while the fire was put out.

FirstEnergy said the fire damaged two transformers and will need likely need replaced. Power may remain out for some customers while work is completed.

"Plan to be without power for the majority of the day. Make back up arrangements until power is restored. Try putting food in coolers, and pack into freezer without opening. Food should maintain for the day that way," FirstEnergy said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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