Utility pole catches fire, hangs above Peoria home

By WEEK Producer

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Authorities are looking into why a utility pole caught fire Monday morning.

It happened around 8 a.m. Monday near the intersection of N. Sterling Ave. and W. Richwoods Blvd.

The fire caused the top portion of the pole to snap and lay precariously on the wires above a nearby house.

As of 9 a.m. crews were working out a plan to safely remove the poll from the wires and begin repairs.