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911 came back online just in time for an exploding utility pole in Cambridgeport

Exploding, flaming utility pole in Cambridgeport

Brandon watched the action as a utility pole at Pearl Street and Putnam Avenue burst into flames and exploded several times.

Eversource reports about 1,750 businesses and homes are without power (and AC); estimates restoration by 5:15 p.m.

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Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!M!a!g!g!o!o!

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BANG

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How many are without power?

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Stupid typo fixed.

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This is worry some.

A telephone pole... might have a transformer on it that is filled with oil (a fire fuel source). But those poles are also coated wood in oil and tar/asphalt (I think)

Add plastics and polymers that are used to coat CATV and Telephone cabling..

These are fire sticks just waiting to burst.

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which is carcinogenic enough even *before* it burns...

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