Niles power restored; transformer fire caused widespread outages

Much of the community was without power until shortly before 11:00 a.m.

Photo submitted by viewer Rick Wesner

Niles, Mich. Power has been restored to Niles after a transformer fire left much of the community without electricity.

The Niles Fire Department reported that the fire started on Lake Street.

Much of the community was without power until it was restored shortly before 11:00 a.m.

Viewer Rick Wesner submitted this picture of the smoking transformer.

We will bring you the latest information on the cause of the fire as soon as it is available.

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