Power Outage on Highland Ave Near Elm St Arlington Heights, IL -- Utility Pole, Transformer Fire

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:45 PM Sunday to a report of a utility pole and transformer on fire in the 900 North Highland Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a utility pole was on fire in a backyard.

Firefighters confirmed that the top of a utility pole was on fire near a transformer, and requested Com Ed to the scene.

Com Ed responded to the scene within about 10 minutes. Com Ed cut the power about 9:15 p.m. so firefighters could extinguish the pole fire with water from an 1-1/2 hose line.

The Com Ed outage map reported 5 customers without power but the block looked as though at least 10-20 households were without power.

Estimated restoration time is 1:00 a.m.

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