Rat sparks Camden transformer fire

July 31, 2012 4:37:28 AM PDT
A small fire at the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden Monday night, brought rail traffic along Broadway Avenue to a halt, and officials say it was all caused by a rodent.

PSE&G officials say a rat got into the transfer switch and caused a short that sparked the fire leaving 1100 customers without power.

The transportation center is running on generator power while the equipment is replaced and repairs are made.

The power was restored to customers early Tuesday morning and shuttle buses are being used in place of the train.

New Jersey transit says commuters should plan for extra travel time.