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Transformer blows up as WKBN meteorologist gives forecast on air

The show was airing over on FOX Youngstown at 10 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - During WKBN's 10 p.m. show on FOX Youngstown Sunday night, as Meteorologist Matt Jones was giving his forecast, video he was playing in the background caught a transformer blowing up.

Jones was showing a Sky Cam over Youngstown when suddenly, lights appeared in the sky as if something had blown up on the south side.

We looked into the situation and were able to confirm that a transformer had blown.

According to Ohio Edison, there have been no reports of power outages in the area.

Anyone watching via antenna may experience difficulties getting a signal, but our engineering crews are working to fix the issue.

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