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Semi Takes Lines Down In Loves Park



Brief synopsis of what may have happened from Rockford Scanner sources:  

  • Approx. Time: 1:30 pm
  • Approx. Location:  N Second and River Park
  • Type of the possible call: Fire


Sources are reporting a fire in Loves Park. 

It happened around 1:30 pm near N Second and River Park.

The original reports said a semi was reported to be on fire.

When I arrived at the scene, I saw the LPFD was on scene and there was no active fire in the semi.

However just above the semi, there was a small contained fire, in a box on the power lines.

I did talk to the semi driver at the scene.
He told me that he takes the route and has never had any issues in the past.
But for some reason today the wires were hanging lower than normal
and he unfortunately got entangled in them today.

The driver was able to safely escape the semi, and tried to put the small fire out with an extinguisher.
But with it being high in the air, was unsuccessful.

The LPFD were assessing the situation and have equipment setup ready to put the fire out, as soon as COMED arrived on scene.  The  small fire is contained to what appears to be some kind of box on the power lines.

At 2:11 pm, Comed arrived on scene and as soon as they cut the power,
the small fire was quickly extinguished by LPFD.

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