Power pole catches fire in Johnson County, knocks out power for - KCTV5

Power pole catches fire in Johnson County, knocks out power for thousands

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MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) -

A burning power pole at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Eby Avenue resulted in the loss of power for nearly 4,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers. 

Johnson County fire officials confirmed the pole caught fire at around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. 

KCP&L crews remain on the scene. 

As of 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, just over 2,700 residents were without power. 

The outage is mostly effecting Merriam and a small portion of Mission. 

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