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Watch: Transformer explodes along Lake Tapps during wind storm

An electrical transformer exploded during Wednesday’s storm, sending a ball of flames of smoke into the sky above a Lake Tapps neighborhood. (Photo still from video courtesy: Heather Benedict)

LAKE TAPPS, Wash. (KOMO) - An electrical transformer exploded during Wednesday’s storm, sending a ball of flames of smoke into the sky above a Lake Tapps neighborhood.

Heather Benedict captured video of the explosion from her home at the north end of Lake Tapps.

Watch: Video shows transformer explode during wind storm:

You could see sparks, then a huge ball of fire as the transformer exploded and lit up the sky. A stream flames and hot sparks is then seen cascading down over a trailer below.

No one was hurt but it startled the neighborhood.

Winds were clocked as high as 52 mph around the region as the season’s first wind storm swept through the area. This Lake Tapps neighborhood certainly wasn’t alone — over 50,000 people lost power during the height of the storm.

There were no reports of any serious injuries during the storm.

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