A number of transformers appeared to explode in the East Los Angeles area as a rain drenched Southern California on Thursday.
The transformers were seen blowing up around Indiana Street and East Fifth Street, just south of the 60 Freeway just after noon, Sky5 aerial video showed. The area is on the border of the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and unincorporated East Los Angeles.
The blasts happened just a few minutes apart, and at times could be seen exploding simultaneously at separate locations.
Southern California Edison’s outage map showed widespread power outages across the region, as did a map from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which supplies electricity within L.A. city limits.