Truck smashes power pole, causes fires, outages in Kenner

Chris Miller
February 21, 2018 - 3:39 pm

An 18-wheeler hit a utility pole in Kenner near Loyola and West Esplanade today, knocking out power and setting two businesses on fire. Kenner officials say the fire is out, but a few hundred people are still without power.

"A number of power poles were knocked down, sparked a fire in two businesses," said city of Kenner spokesman Bob Ross. "It took a little while for that fire to be put out and a couple of fireman suffered apparently minor injuries."

Ross said up to 1,700 customers lost power during the incident.

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