Downed Power Line, Burning and Arcing, Causes Closure of North Kennnicott Near Burning Tree Ln, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Arcing power lines started wet grass on fire, but the electric problem was solved by Com Ed within about 90 minutes.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:30 AM Saturday a downed power line in the 2800 block of North Kennicott Avenue. Firefighters reported arcing and burning grass and requested Com Ed respond to the scene.

A downed power line occurred where power lines are placed between houses on the west side of Kennicott Avenue. The arcing was generated just a few feet from the front sidewalk.

Kennicott Avenue was blocked until Com Ed repaired the line. Com Ed arrived about 9:49 a.m.

Several house were without power. Also some business along Dundee Road had some power disturbances with activated alarms. Xsport Fitness reported a smell of electrical burning in the basketball gym area.


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