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ActewAGL transformer catches fire in Kaleen

Firefighters extinguished a transformer on fire off Ashburton Circuit in Kaleen which cut power to 95 homes on Thursday morning.

An emergency call from a passer-by alerted ACT Fire and Rescue to the fire.

ActewAGL staff attended the site and turned off the power before crews began firefighting, ACT Fire and Rescue said.

An ActewAGL spokeswoman said the fire cut the power supply to local homes at 8.10am and they estimate power will be restored at 10.30am.