A power transformer caught fire Saturday, causing the power to go out at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor

MENTOR, Ohio - The Mentor Police and Fire Departments responded to the Dillards at Great Lakes Mall on Mentor Avenue in Mentor Saturday afternoon after a power transformer caught fire.

Mentor Fire Department said they responded to a transformer that caught fire near the Dillards store just after 2 p.m.

Dillards and Sears were evacuated by the fire department after losing power.

Crews from FirstEnergy also responded to the scene to disconnect the power so the fire department could extinguish the fire.

Fire crews had to rescue a person trapped in a freight elevator in Sears.

Once the fire was under control, power was restored to Sears and the store was reopened.

FirstEnergy continues to work to restore power to Dillards.

 

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