Power Outage to Route 46 Businesses in Fairfield Due to Transformer Fire
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • 4:12pm
FAIRFIELD, NJ - At about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a transformer caught on fire near the Taylor Office Furniture store by 515 Rt. 46, Fairfield. The fire extinguished itself quickly and was out when the Fairfield Fire Department arrived. The power to the area businesses, however, remains out, particularly those in the range of Ashley's Furniture to the Fairfield Garden Center. PSE&G was on the scene as well working to restore power.
"There was no fire by the time we got there," Fairfield Fire Lieutenant Jay Artale commented to TAP. "At 3:15 p.m., PSE&G gave an estimate of about 4:45 p.m. for the power to be restored."
Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Anthony Manna commented, "Power remains out in limited areas and PSEG is currently on scene working on the situation."
515 Rt. 46 Fairfield Credit: Google Maps