UPDATE: Extended power outage expected after transformer catches fire in Plano

The Plano Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire in the area of Topaz Way and Bronze Leaf Drive this afternoon.

Engine 4 reported a large transformer had caught fire along the Bluebonnet Trail behind some homes and an apartment complex.

Heavy fire and black smoke were seen coming from a large power transformer on the ground.

There are no reports of injuries at this time. Oncor crews at the scene are stating there will be a large power outage in the area of Spring Creek Parkway and Independence Parkway that could extend into the night. At latest estimates, about 1,681 people have been impacted by the outage.

Pic: Shannon Carraway