Montgomery Co. power outage traced to pole fire

Published: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 @ 8:25 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 @ 11:10 PM

UPDATE @2 a.m. 12/2/2015: Power has been restored in Montgomery County.

UPDATE @ 11 p.m.: The Montgomery County power outage has been traced to a pole fire and crews are working to re-establish electric service to affected customers, Dayton Power & Light spokesman Kevin Hall said.

The outage is centered in Centerville and reports of lost service began about 7:50 p.m., Hall said.

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DP&L crews have isolated the problem to a pole fire on Bigger Road. That pole is being replaced, he said. Hall noted that neither he nor his crews can speculate on what caused the fire. That part of the incident remains under investigation.

Most of the affected customers are in the areas of Clyo, Bigger and Alex-Bell roads. As many as 1,800 customers have been restored as of 9:20 p.m. Crews were continuing to work to restore another 800 or so customers, Hall said.

FIRST REPORT

Power’s out for more than 2,600 in Montgomery County tonight and we’re checking with Dayton Power & Light for details.

A caller to the WHIO newsroom reports that he lost electric service in his Centerville apartment just before 8 p.m.

According to the DP&L online outage page, an estimated 2,690 outages are being reported.

We will update this developing report as we get details.