Several area residents reportedly heard a loud boom Thursday morning in the Deer Park neighborhood.
“It felt like a loud boom and it kind of shook the house a little bit,” said Aimee Wilson who lives on Ivy Court. “Kind of like during the 4th of July when people do the really big fireworks and it just kind of shakes a little bit but it was just one big boom and the lights flickered a little bit and that was kind of it.”
Wilson said it happened shortly after 6 a.m.
“My grandma lives two houses down and she had sent me a message to see if I heard it and it had actually work her up,” Wilson said.
Ruthie Pistole told us it sounded like an explosion and it vibrated the house.
We called Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department who said he hadn’t seen any reports of anything. We also called Altec Industries which is near the neighborhood and the operator said they didn’t feel anything. The St. Joseph Fire Department said they did not have any reports either.
A commenter on our Facebook page may have the answer. Chris Beaver said, “electricity went out at Altec this morning when the transformer up on the pole blew. The poles above the parking lot between Altec Specialty Products plant, and Deer Park (walking trail area right off Riverside Rd.)”