Power Outage, Grass Fire Sunday in Arlington Heights; About 900 ComEd Customers without Electricity

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VIDEO: Grass fire quickly extinguished by Arlington Heights firefighters on Chestnut Avenue, just south of Euclid Avenue.

More than 800 residents were without power in Arlington Heights Sunday. Disruptions in power began about 1:55 p.m. Sunday in neighborhoods just north of downtown. The stop lights at Arlington Heights Road and Miner Street were out, and police immediately dropped stop signs for the intersection.

A grass fire was reported about the same time frame in the 500 block of North Chestnut Avenue — just south of Euclid Avenue. There’s no confirmation, but the fire may have been caused by arcing lines. No downed lines were seen at the exact location of the fire.

An outage was also reported at about 9:35 p.m. Sunday with almost 900 people without power from ComEd. The power company immediately responded to restore service.

Arcing power lines and sparking transformers have been more likely to ignite grass fires, landscaping fires or brush fires in the current drought conditions.

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