Power restored along 44th Street in Kent County

Posted at 6:04 AM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 06:05:24-04

KENTWOOD, Mich. -- Power has been restored to hundreds of customers after an early morning power outage.

An estimated 987 customers lost power just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday just west of the intersection of 44th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue in Kent County.  Power was restored just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Consumer Energy tells FOX 17 the outage was caused by an issue with a tree in a line.

The outage appears to have started a fire, judging from a video sent to FOX 17 courtesy of Dawn Brown.

Power is expected to be restored by 7:45 a.m.