UPDATE: Full power restored at Erlanger after outage
A transformer fire caused a brief power outage at Erlanger Hospital Monday morning.
UPDATE: Power has been restored at Erlanger following this morning's transformer fire.
The transformer fire caused a brief power outage at Erlanger Hospital Monday morning.
Patient care has been unaffected, though the hospital is currently operating on backup generators, according to Erlanger spokesperson Pat Charles.
Charles stressed that Erlanger is still accepting patients and the hospital should be reconnected to the grid around 11:30a.m.
The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to the fire Monday morning and quickly extinguished it.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.