Small transformer fire near local businesses in northern VA might highlight power grid vulnerabilities

When I tried to go to dinner at Freddie’s Beach Bar in Crystal City in Arlington VA early this evening, I found a power outage and fire trucks on Fern St and in the alley behind the businesses.

I was told there had been a small transformer fire.

It is conceivable that these can be caused by hackers, according to Ted Koppel’s book “Lights Out”.

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(Posted: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 10 PM EST)

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