Power surge leads to house fires in Halton Region

An apparent power surge is to blame for several fires in parts of Halton Region.

Halton Police say a transformer exploded in Acton, knocking out power to some home in Georgetown, as well as power to the Toronto Premium Outlet Mall near Trafalgar and the 401.

But police tweeted that it was the explosion that caused a power surge, and that sparked fires in at least two homes.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

The fires were brought under control very quickly, but police are now asking residents to turn off their breakers, in the event of a second surge.