Pole fire leaves thousands without power in Cumberland County

    Thousands of homes were without fire in Hampden and East Pennsboro townships this morning after a utility pole caught fire.

    Update, 3:30 p.m.

    The Patriot-News reports utility crews have restored power to all of the homes impacted by the utility pole fire. Nearly 4,000 homes reported being without power.

    Update, 1:00 p.m.

    The Patriot-News reports the power is back on for thousands of Hampden and East Pennsboro homes as of about 12:45 p.m. Although the majority of customers’ power has been restored, The Patriot-News says approximately 1,000 homes in Hampden township are still without power.

    The Patriot-News reports the outages were first reported around 9:15 a.m. By 10 a.m., The Patriot-News says approximately 1,200 customers were without power in East Pennsboro while 2,500 reported power outages in Hampden Township.

    The utility pole that caught fire stands on Creekview Road.

    PPL utility crews are now working to restore power to the nearly 4,000 homes.

    At this time, it’s unclear when the power will be turned back on.

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