Substation fire originated in ATC transmission equipment, according to MGE

The investigation into what caused the fire Friday at the Blount substation in Madison points to a piece of transmission equipment operated by American Transmission Co., according to a news release from MGE.

The explosion and subsequent fire at the Blount substation on East Main Street in downtown Madison was reported about 7:40 a.m. Friday, July 19.

This substation contains transmission equipment belonging to ATC and distribution equipment belonging to MGE.

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