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Downed Wires Knock Out Power in Eastchester

Overload on the system was not the cause of a wires coming down on White Plains Road in Eastchester, according to Con Edison.

"At first we thought there was a system overload but we have since discovered that was not the case," said Spokesperson Allan Drury.

Drury said there was a burnout on the lines but the cables will be analyzed to determine the cause

It was 10:12 am when wires fell and sparked three small fires on White Plains Road, beginning on Lincoln Avenue and traveling north to just before Eastchester High School.

Approximately 386 people were without electricity for just under five hours as temperatures soared well into the 80s outside.

Eastchester Police Lieutenant Jeffrey Hunter said no one was injured but wanted to remind residents not to go near any wires that may wind up lying on the ground.

"Even if you don't think it is an electrical wire, and if you think the power is off, don't go near any downed power lines," Hunter said. "Call us and we will get the proper authorities to take care of it."

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