Sporadic Power Outages: Line “Pop” and Tree Fire at Park St and Forrest Ave; 9-1-1 Center on Backup Power, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:03 AM Friday to a report of a power line problem and a tree fire Park Street and Forrest Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a resident heard a line pop and then saw a tree on fire. The flames were reported “out” by the time the caller reported the problem on 9-1-1.

Northwest Central Dispatch System 911 Center 1975 East Davis Street reported about 8:26 a.m. that an activated fire alarm may have been caused by a power outage, and that the center may have been operating on their generator. Firefighters were investigating by 8:30 a.m.

Mount Prospect Engine 14’s crew also reported that Comcast lost power at their facility at 1201 Feehanville Drive. They had responded to a temporary activated fire alarm at about 8:19 a.m.

ComEd had to temporarily cut the power to remove a tree branch from a power line.

ComEd Report
“Downed Tree” at Park St and Forrest Ave
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Down Tree(s)
Estimated Restoration: Nov 27, 10:45 AM

“Investigating” Near Stratton Ln and Thayer St
Customers Affected: 724
Crew Status: Crew Investigating
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Nov 27, 12:24 PM

About 10 small power outages were reported with less than five customers each affected at each site in the northwest suburbs from Rosemont to Long Grove and from Schaumburg to Mount Prospect.

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