Transformer Fire Causes Major Power Outage in Dexter 

Half the town of Dexter was without power this morning, after a transformer explosion.It happened at a substation downtown just before 8 a.m.Fire Chief Barry Deering says the culprit was a squirrel who chewed wires.Fire crews stood by at the substation until Central Maine Power crews arrived to repair the damage.Moments later, fire calls started pouring in from residents reporting things like smoking appliances.Chief Deering says there was no serious damage anywhere, but it made for a hectic morning for his crews.He expected the power to be back on for everyone in town by around noontime.