AWENDAW, S.C. (WCBD) – A fire in Awendaw caused power outages for Berkeley Electric customers Saturday night. 

According to Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District, crews responded to a transformer fire on Sewee Road around 9 p.m. Saturday.  

Power in the greater Awendaw area was out Saturday night as a result of the fire. 

Awendaw-McClellanville officials notified Berkeley Electric.  

The Charleston National Weather Service announced Sunday morning that the transmitter sustained major damage.

Damage to the transmitter has impacted the NOAA Weather Radio Signal. The Charleston National Weather Service says the radio station out of Awendaw will continue to operation buy may sound scratchy at times.

NWS technicians and contractors are working to fix the transmitter but it will be “lengthy process,” NWS said.