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Utility pole fire knocks out power

September 18, 2012
By JOHANNA BOYLE - Journal Staff Writer ( , Journal Ishpeming Bureau

ISHPEMING - A utility pole fire caused a power outage for hundreds of Ishpeming residents Monday evening, according to the Upper Peninsula Power Co.

At its peak, the outage left 860 people without power, beginning at around 6 p.m. Power was restored to customers at about 12:15 a.m. today.

Lisa Prunty, manager of public relations for UPPCO, said a cause of the fire has not been determined and that crews had worked throughout the night to restore power to customers.

"Some of those customers were put back on rather quickly," Prunty said.

For more information on UPPCO outages, visit

Johanna Boyle can be reached at 906-486-4401.



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