No Injuries As Blown Transformer Causes Friday-Afternoon Fire In Downtown Minot

(Minot, ND)  --  No injuries are reported after a blown transformer prompted a string of fires in downtown Minot early yesterday afternoon.  

Local fire officials say the blaze started around 2 p.m. across from Ebeneezer's on Central Avenue.  Power reportedly was restored within 45 minutes.  

Officials say the fire prompted the temporary closure of Central Avenue and 3rd Street.