Westdale Middle School to be closed on Sept. 21 after power outage caused by blown transformer

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East Baton Rouge Parish School System

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- A transformer on Westdale Middle School’s campus blew at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20. Small sparks from the transformer caused a small fire in a self-contained energy closet in the school’s gym.

Students and staff followed safety protocols as the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the incident. Due to the blown transformer, Westdale remains without power.

As Entergy crews work to restore power on the campus, Westdale will remain closed on Sept. 21.

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