Electrical fire affects several local businesses

Published: May. 13, 2017 at 5:14 PM CDT
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An electrical transformer on a power line exploded and caught fire around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

It happened along Highway 77 near Meyers Lane in Lacy Lakeview.

Fire officials said a subsequent grassfire broke out, but is now under control.

Lacy Lakeview and Waco Fire departments are working the scene where there is still smoke.

Several businesses in the area were evacuated and have reported power outages.

Highway 77 is closed from Craven to Meyers.

Officials have not specified what caused the explosion.