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WATCH: Power pole fires leave thousands without electricity

News updated provided by Tex Reeks.
Photo: Tex Reeks

It’s believed multiple power poles have caught on fire and left hundreds without power on Thursday morning.

About 4:35am, it was reported that a power pole caught fire on the corner of Murdoch Drive and Whitehead Street in Singleton.

Fire crews and police turned out to the fire and closed Murdoch Drive.

Firefighters had to wait for Western Power to isolate the electricity to be able to extinguish the fire safely.

Just twenty minutes later It’s believed another power pole caught fire on Marmion Avenue in Ocean Reef because of the same issue.

Over four thousand properties have been affected between Madora bay and Golden Bay stretching out to Lakeland’s and Karnup.

Western Power are currently working to resolve the issue.

Power is expected to be restored about midday.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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