Large fire is out after transformer failure at AEP substation near Groveport

Credit: WBNS-TV/Bill Price

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio - The fire is out after an AEP Ohio substation transformer failed Thursday night.

AEP said it happened around 8:30 at the substation on Bixby Road in the Groveport area.

Madison Township Fire confirmed Friday that the transformer was burning oil and there was no fuel from the underground tank.

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No one was hurt, and no customers were affected, according to AEP.

The Environmental Protection Agency was called to the scene, Martin said.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.