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Breaking News: Pedestrian, 76, Clings To Life After Being Struck By PSE&G Truck In Bergenfield
DV Pilot police & fire

Westwood lightning strike topples wires, ignites transformer

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A lightning strike in Westwood during this afternoon’s storm sheared part of a tree, toppled sparking electrical wires and ignited a small transformer fire — knocking out power to residences and nearby businesses.

“The fire jumped and then the transformer blew,” said a Mill Street resident who lives across the street from the scene of the 1:30 p.m. strike.

Firefighters quickly tended to the blaze as Westwood police — already stretched thin by PSE&G roadwork being done throughout town — cordoned off the street.

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HAVE PHOTOS OF THE FIRE? Email: GerardJDeMarco@gmail.com (or text: 201-943-2794 ). Thanks so much! ~ jerryd

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