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FIRE BLOG A

Power Outage Cancels Village Board Meeting, Disrupts Power to Over 1250 ComEd Customers, Downtown Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:51 PM Monday October 15, 2018 to a report of a utility pole transformer that was sparking and arcing at Sigwalt Street and Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. […]

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FIRE BLOG A

Power Outage Near Arlington International Racecourse and Near Fremd High School, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:24 AM Thursday to Harvard Drive and Illinois Avenue Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that an electrical box near the baseball diamonds at Fremd High School […]

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FIRE BLOG A

Power Outage “Transformer Hit” Power Lines Down Near Roosevelt and Central Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:28 PM Tuesday to a report of a transformer hit by lightning with arcing and flames in the block of 900 South Roosevelt Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police […]

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FIRE BLOG B

Grass Fire, Snapped Utility Poles As Semi-Trailer Truck Hits Power Lines on Hicks Rd at Kirchoff Rd, Rolling Meadows

A semi-trailer truck hit sagging power lines on Hicks Road north of Kirchoff Road and pulled down many lines and snapped four utility poles Wednesday night (See 40 photos on Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies). Rolling Meadows police and […]

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Weather

Record 868,000 Homes & Businesses with Power Outages Due to Severe Thunderstorm, High Winds in Chicagoland

Scenes from the aftermath of a Derecho thunderstorm that hit Arlington Heights with sustained 60 mph plus winds, and damaged mostly west and north neighborhoods of Arlington Heights. A record 868,000 ComEd home and business […]