A transformer fire was captured on video Tuesday night in downtown Phoenix. (Credit: Ben Bethel)

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- An explosion scared some residents of downtown Phoenix Tuesday night.

The transformer fire happened near 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt Road around 9 p.m. and it was caught on video. A resident, Ben Bethel, recorded the explosion. 

In the video, you can see the a bright light and hear a loud boom before the lights all go out in that block. The APS outage map said 2,898 customers initially lost power, but all the power was restored by 10:15 p.m.

APS said a couple of burnt switches caused the equipment failure.


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