© 2022 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Underground Transformer Fire Dislodges Manhole Covers, Closes Downtown Louisville Streets

url.jpg

A fire in an underground electrical transformer vault early Saturday dislodged manhole covers and shut down downtown Louisville blocks.No injuries were reported, said Brian Phillips, a spokesman for Louisville Gas & Electric.Saturday morning, Jefferson Street was closed between Sixth and Ninth streets and Market was closed between Seventh and Eighth streets, a MetroSafe supervisor said.The fire happened at about 7 a.m., Phillips said. The cause of the fire—which is believed to be electrical—had not yet been determined early Saturday.LG&E and Louisville Fire are investigating.The underground vault is at Seventh and Market streets. Road or lane closures in that area could endure to Monday while LG&E crews do repairs, Phillips said.No electrical customers lost service because of the fire, Philips said.

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.