Arlington Heights police and firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon and evening, November 15, 2022 to various reports related to electric power problems in Arlington Heights.
First several power surges at a transformer were heard around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday on the north-central area of Arlington Heights, and a resident reported that an electric box and/or transformer exploded near Marion Street and Highland Avenue in Arlington Heights.
Then at 6:11 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to 69 South Evergreen Avenue for a report of smoke visible on the roof near Keswick Jewelers. Firefighters determined the smoke was coming from the exhaust of a power generator that activated due to either a power outage or power disturbance.
A similar incident occurred at Cedar Village of Arlington Heights at 320 West Campbell Street, and firefighters determined the smoke was caused by a power generator.
The power disturbances were likely related.
Firefighters were called out again to the area of Marion Street and Highland Avenue for a problem with a transformer. Again, the transformer also make a loud surging noise.
Firefighters responded about 8:11 p.m. Tuesday to a report of flames and smoke showing from a transformer. Firefighters requested ComEd to the scene near Highland Avenue and Marion Street about 8:20 p.m.
ComEd crew arrived by 8:30 p.m. and went to work to repair their power equipment.
The outages in Arlington Heights did not appear on the ComEd outage map Tuesday. A large number of houses between Thomas Street and Olive Street west of Arlington Heights Road appeared to be without power.
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