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Police and firefighters checking on the status of power lines and a transformer near Marion Street and Highland Avenue, Chestnut Avenue in Arlington Heights around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
Police and firefighters checking on the status of power lines and a transformer near Marion Street and Highland Avenue, Chestnut Avenue in Arlington Heights around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

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.

ComEd Report

Customers Affected: ??
Crew Status: ??
Probable Cause: ??
Estimated Restoration: ??

— ComEd

ComEd crews get ready to work at the scene of a transformer failure near Marion Street and Chestnut Avenue in Arlington Heights on Tuesday, November 15, 2022
ComEd crews get ready to work at the scene of a transformer failure near Marion Street and Chestnut Avenue in Arlington Heights on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.




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