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Hydro pole fire closed Dewdney Trunk Road

Hydro crews take a look at a smouldering hydro pole along Dewdney Trunk Rd. in between 207th St. and 210th St. Monday morning.  - Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS
Hydro crews take a look at a smouldering hydro pole along Dewdney Trunk Rd. in between 207th St. and 210th St. Monday morning.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

A hydro pole fire shut down Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge Monday morning.

The small fire began around 6:15 a.m. near 207th Street and could not be extinguished for several hours as B.C. Hydro worked to shut off the electrical grid.

B.C. Hydro spokesperson Simi Heer said a transformer malfunction led to the power outage, which affected more than 400 customers between Laity Street and 203rd Street.

Traffic was detoured off the stretch while crews worked to fix the equipment.

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