Utility Pole Fire with a Small Power Outage Near Robert Parker Coffin Rd in Long Grove

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Utility pole fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road (PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Wallach)
Utility pole fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road (PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Wallach).

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and firefighters and paramedics from Long Grove Fire Protection District responded about 11:08 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2022 to a report of a transformer fire at 217 Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove.

There was a loud pop, and then smoke was coming from a wood utility pole on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road northeast of Old McHenry Road. The pole ignited with flames, and it looked like there was a popped breaker near the top of the pole.




ComEd and Comcast also responded for repairs. According to ComEd, bout 20 ComEd customers were without power at 1:43 p.m. with an estimated restoration time of 2:00 p.m. At 3:57 p.m. there were 5 customers without power, and the estimated restoration time for the remaining customers was 5:30 p.m. At one point ComEd identified the cause of the problem as a probable underground cable problem.

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Long Grove firefighters on the scene with Comcast and ComEd after a fire involving a utility police on Robert Parker Coffin Road northeast of Old McHenry Road in Long Grove
Long Grove firefighters on the scene with Comcast and ComEd after a fire involving a utility police on Robert Parker Coffin Road northeast of Old McHenry Road in Long Grove.
Long Grove firefighters on the scene with Comcast and ComEd after a fire involving a utility police on Robert Parker Coffin Road northeast of Old McHenry Road in Long Grove
Long Grove firefighters on the scene with Comcast and ComEd after a fire involving a utility police on Robert Parker Coffin Road northeast of Old McHenry Road in Long Grove.
A Lake County Sheriff's deputy blocked Robert Parker Coffin Road at Old McHenry Road Wednesday when a utility pole caught fire
A Lake County Sheriff’s deputy blocked Robert Parker Coffin Road at Old McHenry Road Wednesday when a utility pole caught fire.




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Utility pole fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road (PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Wallach)
Utility pole fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road (PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Wallach).
A charred utility pole after a fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road
A charred utility pole after a fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road.
A charred utility pole after a fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road
A charred utility pole after a fire on the north side of Robert Parker Coffin Road.

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