Tree Falls On Power Line In Lakewood, Catches Fire

LAKEWOOD – A giant oak tree reportedly uprooted and collapsed on Summit Avenue on Wednesday morning, knocking down a power line and briefly catching fire.

According to the Lakewood Fire Department, crews responded to the scene at approximately 9:41 a.m. after the tree brought down an adjacent power line and started to burn.

Fire crews cordoned off the area by closing Summit Avenue between Winchester Road and Sunset Avenue.

National Grid responded to the scene and shut off the electricity. They continued to fix the damaged power line well into the afternoon.

No injuries or significant property damage were reported.