Due to high winds, a tree fell on power lines near 172 Westport Road on Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, pulling down the lines and causing an electrical fire in the roadway. As a result, that part of Westport Road was closed for three hours, and 299 Eversource customers lost power.
According to police, two patrol and two fire units responded to the area around 5:30 p.m. There was a “small” fire in the road near the downed lines, Deputy Fire Chief Mark Amatrudo said. “The fire was incidental,” he added.