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Nov 28, 2012 1:59 PM by Ian Cross

Tucson High gym evacuated after transformer malfunction

TUCSON - Things are just getting back to normal at Tucson High, where some students were forced to evacuate because of an electrical issue.

Details are limited at this time, but officials told News 4 Tucson that a transformer malfunctioned, causing a loud popping noise. Smoke started filling the gym, and students in the gym were moved outside.

Tucson Fire crews quickly cut the power. Tucson Electric Power is investigating, and confirmed that about 1,700 customers in the area surrounding Tucson High lost power at around 11 a.m., which is about the same time the transformer blew.

Currently about 650 are still without power.

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