Watch: Explosions heard earlier than transformer hearth at Natchez, Journal streets; CBD with out energy | Information

Viewers said they heard explosions underground in the central business district on Saturday night before discovering a fire burning nearby.

Video provided to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate reveals flames in a building near Natchez and Magazine Streets.



The Entergy outage map from Saturday at 9:35 p.m. shows a large part of the central business district without electricity.



A New Orleans Fire Department official confirmed that firefighters were responding to an underground transformer fire in the area.

Entergy cut power in the area to help firefighters in their efforts to put out the fire, a New Orleans Fire Department official said.

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