Tree falls, causes fire & power outage in W’loo

The Waterloo Police Department was standing by with the Border City Fire Department at a tree down across the electric wires and blocking Stewart Street in the Village of Waterloo. While standing by the tree broke some more and caused some arcing on the wires. A small fire was noticed by Fire Chief Morabito and he called for another Fire truck. The fire was extinguished within minutes. The residence was not occupied at the time of incident. Residence is owned by Edward W. Fenner Jr. of 328 East WIlliam Street Waterloo NY . It is unknown whether the residence is insured or not. There was approx. $7000 in damage to the residence.Do to the storm the tree that fell across the wires caused a power outage to aprox 100 residence for about 3 1/2 hours.

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