CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Arcing and burning power lines in a tree shut down a portion of Como Park Boulevard Saturday morning.
The Bellevue Fire Company was alerted to investigate a burning pole or tree along the 1300 block of Como Park Blvd around 7:30 a.m.
Firefighters found arcing power lines which caused a tree to catch fire according to Cheektowaga Fire Dispatch.
There was a concern that the fire could burn through the tree causing it to come down. Firefighters shut down the road at Borden Road and Honorine Drive as a precaution.
The moderate rain falling at the time extinguished the fire a while later.
NYSEG was called to the scene.
The road was closed for about two hours.
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