Explosion and fire reported at DTE Energy substation in Plymouth

Posted at 9:00 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 06:23:10-04

Fire crews are on the scene of what is reported to be an explosion and fire at a electrical substation.

The scene is at Theodore and Farmer in Plymouth. The city is asking people to stay away from the scene.

City manager, Paul Sincock confirms there are no injuries. He said around 8:30 on Wednesday night residents heard a loud explosion and multiple transformers exploded at the substation. He said the cause is still unknown.

DTE is reporting that approximately 4,000 people are without power because of the fire. Sincock said the entire city of Plymouth is a part of those outages.

DTE crews are expected to start work on restoring power once fire crews give the all clear, but there is no estimate on when that will be. 

It's expected that most of the 4,000 people will have their power restored by sometime on Thursday morning.

Half of the people are expected to get their power back as DTE will redirect the current from other power substations that are on line, and the rest will get it from a portable substation that was brought in.

People near the scene are posting video to social media.