Fire on UF campus knocks out power

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

Power was knocked out briefly at several locations on the University of Florida campus Monday afternoon following an electrical fire, UF officials said.

A small transformer blew outside the Nanoscale Research lab on Center Drive around 4:20 p.m., causing a small fire, Major Brad Barber said.

"When it blew ... it tripped off breakers around campus," Barber said. The fire was extinguished by 5 p.m..

By 5:30 pm, maintenance had restored power to all but the nanoscale building, he said.

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