Weather change leads to power pole fire in Woodvale


The Duffy Terrace pole. Picture: Gary Tate
The Duffy Terrace pole. Picture: Gary Tate

LIGHT drizzle combined with dust build-up on power pole insulators to cause several pole fires and power blackouts this morning.

This pole in Duffy Terrace, Woodvale, caught on fire about 7am and with the strong westerly winds was still burning at 11am.

Glowing embers were blown into Yellagonga Regional Park, igniting the grass.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services blocked off part of Duffy Terrace and doused the fire breakouts in the grass.