Friday, November 24, 2017

Power Transformer Explosion with Small Fire at Douglas Ave and Ivy Ln, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:38 PM Friday to a report of a transformer explosion with a field fire near Douglas Avenue and Ivy Lane Arlington Heights, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the field fire possibly self-extinguished before firefighters arrived.

Engine 4's crew on arrival requested a observer location to investigate the location of the trouble.

Firefighters were lighting up the field with lights from the fire engine by about 7:47 p.m.

High wind gusts this late this morning and this afternoon exceeded 30 MPH according to the National Weather Service station at O'Hare.



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