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Wires Down in Waltham

By PETER LOBO, Correspondent | May 18, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 051921101

On May 18 a FedX truck took down power lines and a transformer on Rumford Avenue Newton which ignited the utility pole.

Because the incident was on the city lines, Waltham Engine 1 and Newton Engine 2 responded. Power in the area was out for several hours.

Residents of the Island area of Waltham were unable to leave as the second way to leave was under construction.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.