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Power Restored in Darien After Transformer Fire

Everything is back to normal after a tree branch fell on a transformer Sunday afternoon, causing a fire and explosion that knocked out power to part of Darien and slowed Metro-North service at the Noroton Heights train station, police said.

The branch fell on a transformer in the Moore Street area, police said. Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire. More than 400 residents were without power Sunday afternoon. But Connecticut Light & Power went to work, and all Darien residents had power by late Sunday afternoon.

The blackout hit the Darien Library as well as the police and fire stations. Some traffic lights were also disrupted. No accidents were reported, and the fire did not cause any damage to residential areas.

Police had issued an advisory message to residents, asking them to be careful driving because the traffic lights were out and to avoid calling the police station except for emergencies. Police said they were now taking regular calls again.

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