(Courier staff photo by Tali Hunt)
(Courier staff photo by Tali Hunt)
Ross Street between Hargan and Highland drives was closed Thursday afternoon after an electrical pole and power lines caught fire. Many homes, mostly west of Ross lost power as a result. Duke Energy arrived shortly after Madison Fire Department personnel and put the flames out with an extinguisher. Duke said there were about 130 customers without power Thursday afternoon. Nearby residents reported hearing a large bang then losing power. The cause of the fire was unknown Thursday.