Power Outage Affects Hundreds of Homes
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. More than 900 homes lost power Sunday evening in the area of 25 and I Road, after a vehicle hit a power line and fled the scene.
Authorities were initially called out after reports of a fire. When they arrived on scene flames were visible in the area. Firefighters soon realized that the fire was caused by a motor vehicle striking a power pole, knocking it over blowing out the transformer. Firefighters were able to put out of the flames quickly.
Derek Trombetta, firefighter with the Grand Junction Fire Department, said, "The main thing right now is it looks like it's going to rain so it all should be put out. People on scene did a great job calling 911 early. That's the main thing, call us and we can get our jobs done."
Fire officials say no injuries were reported. All power was restored to area residents just before 7 p.m.
Authorities do not have any leads on who was the driver involved in the crash. However, there were reports that a white Ford pickup was responsible. The driver could face a careless driving citation as well as one for leaving the scene of a crash or failure to report the incident.