WILLOUGHBY, Ohio --
Firefighters battled a blaze at a CEI substation in Willoughby overnight.
The fire broke out in the area of Stevens and St. Clair avenues at about 9 p.m.
Fire Breaks Out At Substation
The flames were sparked by a transformer explosion. Power was knocked out for about 11,000 customers in Willoughby and Eastlake. All power was restored by 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The fire could be seen for miles and flames at one point were 60 to 100 feet high.
Several fire departments assisted Willoughby in battling the blaze. They used more than 20,000 gallons of water and foam to get the fire under control.
"There were multiple explosions, and we had to ensure that the power was cut, because we're dealing with anything between 33,000 volts and 132,000 volts, I do not know the exact figure," said Willoughby Fire Chief Al Zwegat.
Officials don't know why the tranformer exploded.
No one was hurt in the blaze.
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