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Tag Archive | "utility pole fire"

Utility Pole Fire and Transformer Explosion on Rand Road Just East of Dundee Rd., Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:36 AM Monday to hey report of a utility pole on fire with a transformer exploded on ran Road just east of Dundee Road, near McDonald’s. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a utility pole and the power lines were on fire and then a transformer exploded, starting […]

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Utility Pole on Fire Near Kirchoff Rd and Chapman Ct, Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:32 AM Thursday to a report of a utility pole on fire near Kirchoff Road and Chapman Court. Police on the scene first reported that the pole was burned through about three-quarters “of the way” and about to fall into the roadway. Com Ed called to the scene.

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Des Plaines Electrical Inspector, David Mugerditchian, Dies in Fire at Hoffman Estates Home

Hoffman Estates police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:22 a.m. Monday to a report of an explosion or popping noise and a man down on fire with burns with a backyard shed burning in the 1000 block of Hillcrest Boulevard. Firefighters arrived to find a burn victim with a shed fully involved with flames that extended […]

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Utility Pole Blazes in the Middle of the Night on North Douglas Ave

Looked much worse than it was: Utility pole blazes in the middle of the night with minimal damage, except to landscaping in backyards in the 700 block of North Douglas. Arlington Heights police and firefighters responded just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday to a fully-involved utility pole fire in the backyard of a residence in the […]

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Freezing Rain Causes Isolated Trouble Overnight

Freezing rain was the likely cause of a transformer or fuse problem on a utility power at Vail and South Street. Firefighters found a slow burn on the pole near the fuse. Freezing rain brought down a tree onto the roadway on Central Road between Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Community Hospital about 5:30 a.m.

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