TOPEKA (KSNT) – Approximately 650 customers were without power in Topeka when a pole fire caused outages at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday morning.
A caller to the station told our 27 News reporter that several businesses were without power at 9:45 a.m. She reported she heard a loud “boom” before the power went out.
The Evergy outage map reported 588 customers out of power at 10:08 a.m. By 11:08 a.m. the power outage was affecting 163 customers, according to Evergy.
Just before 1:30 p.m., an Evergy spokesperson told 27 News crews were continuing to restore power to the remaining customers.
Shawnee County Dispatch confirmed the fire department was near S Kansas Ave. and SW Topeka Blvd. earlier near 9:30 a.m. Dispatch had received calls about the power outage as well and workers have alerted Evergy.
It was confirmed firefighters were handling a tree on fire in the area. Dispatch could not say whether the fire and the power outage were related.
The Evergy spokesperson said the company had not yet determined what caused the fire.
Click here to see the Evergy outage map in real-time.