Pole fire causes power outage in Fort Kent area

Emera Maine reports that line crews are in the Fort Kent area, working to repair the top of a pole which caught on fire early Thursday morning, causing a power outage to 787 customers. For updated information about estimated restoration times, you can visit Emera Maine's Live Outage & Restoration Map.

The public is reminded to never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed line. Motorists are urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways. Customers who use generators or alternate heating sources are reminded to ensure they are used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines at all times.