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VIDEO: Transformer explodes while reporter gets ready for live shot

Posted at 11:39 AM, Oct 17, 2018

(NBC/WCNC) - The lights are back on for about 8,000 power customers in North Carolina following an outage earlier this week.

Electricity was knocked out late Monday when a truck hit a power pole knocking down lines.

But as reporter for NBC affiliate WCNC-TV was about to file a live report, a transformer behind her suddenly exploded and caught fire.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and eventually power was restored to the area.

Courtesy NBC News Channel