Large Explosion Heard, Flash Seen Near Ridge Ave And Fairview St, Power Outage Golf Rd And Meier Rd, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:10 PM Saturday to a report of a an explosion in the block of 500 South Ridge Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a resident saw a flash of light and heard an explosion south of the address.

Crew from Tower 1 assigned to investigate a flash of light and explosion reported in the area of South Ridge Avenue and Fairview Street.

A loud explosion was also heard in north central Arlington Heights.

At about the same time period a car crashed into a light pole at Mount Prospect Road and Touhy Avenue. ComEd was working to restore power in the area of Golf Road and Meier Road. About 246 customers were reported without power in the area just east of Golf Road and Goebbert Road.

At the time of this report it was unknown if the power failure at Golf Road and Meier Road involved an explosion of a transformer, or if the power failure was connected to the crash on Mount Prospect and Touhy Avenue.

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