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Westlake Pole Fire Knocks Out Power to Parts of Avon

Approximately 8,500 affected; power should be fully restored soon.

UPDATE: Nov. 13-  Power from this outage has been fully restored.

A pole fire on top of a power line resulted in power loss to 8,500 on the northwest portion of Cleveland Nov. 12.

Mark Durbin, spokesperson for FirstEnergy said just after 11:45 a.m., a fire on a pole in Westlake affected a subtransmission line, leaving 8,500 FirstEnergy customers without power in Avon, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted and Westlake. By 2 p.m. power was restored to most structures affected.

“We’re rerouting power to restore energy,” Durbin said.

Durbin said FirstEnergy expected the power to be fully restored by 2:30 p.m.

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