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A transformer fire at a Seattle City Light substation sent thick, black smoke into the skies and knocked out power to about 325 customers Wednesday morning.

It started around 10 a.m. at the Broad Street substation, located at 6th Avenue and Harrison Street. Seattle City Light said it happened in a capacitor bank.

Most of the smoke had dissipated in about a half-hour.

The Space Needle, KeyArena and the Experience Music Project were among those that lost power, but EMP was able to get on backup power.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.