Crews battle fire at electrical substation near North Liberty

Published: Jul. 21, 2016 at 12:54 PM EDT
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Emergency crews battled a fire at an I&M electrical substation near North Liberty on Thursday.

The facility is located on Quinn Road, between Primrose Road and Pine Road.

According to a company representative, a transformer caught fire. She explained that Thursday's high temperatures could have played a role, but that the cause hasn't been confirmed.

The transformer fire hasn't caused any outages in the area, but future repairs could potentially result in outages.

A utility worker on the scene referred to it as an oil fire, and a viewer told us that he saw explosions.

The I&M representative explained that there is oil inside the transformers. They're working with a hazmat team to make sure the scene is properly cleared.