Update: An earlier version of the story said PSE&G repaired the equipment and restored power at 3:20 p.m.
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Businesses in the center of South Orange, including the municipal offices, were without power on Tuesday afternoon after a fire blazed through an electrical vault, fire officials said.
The fire started around 1:20 p.m. from a below grade electrical vault at 76 South Orange Ave., according to South Orange Fire Chief Dan Sullivan. The vault houses electrical supply and transformer equipment.
PNC Bank, the village's Municipal Offices, and other businesses are located in the building at 76 South Orange Ave. The businesses shut down early Tuesday as a result of the power outage, according to Sullivan.
The power outage caused minor traffic detours in the area. Motorists should use alternative routes if they are travelling on South Orange Avenue from Irvington Avenue to Prospect Street and on Academy Street from South Orange Avenue to Milligan Place.
South Orange firefighters put the fire out and PSE&G is on the scene repairing the equipment, which hadn't been fixed as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sullivan said. Power was still out as of 6:25 p.m. Tuesday.
There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, according to fire officials.