Fire leaves dozens without power near downtown Lincoln

By: KLKN News Staff

An LES spokesperson says about 50 customers are without power as of 6:30 Sunday night.  The outage was caused by a power pole that caught fire near 9th and F Streets.

The spokesperson says Lincoln Fire and Rescue was able to extinguish the fire quickly, but in order to fix the problem, LES was forced to kill the power between 8th and 10th streets and F and G Streets.

The problem was likely caused by failed equipment.

Stay tuned to Channel 8 Eyewitness News at 10 for the very latest.