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Update: Electrical Fire Knocks Out Power, People Trapped in Elevators

Edison crews are working to restore power, while Glendora Police are at the scene.

Update, 5:09 p.m.: Glendora Police reports that power has been restored to most of the area after a blown transformer knocked out power to buildings along Route 66 Friday afternoon. Several buildings are still without power, said Lt. James DeMond.

The individuals reported trapped in elevators were immediately freed by an elevator technician, said DeMond.

Previous: An electrical fire has knocked out power to businesses around Route 66 Friday afternoon, trapping several people in two elevators, according Glendora Police.

An Edison electrical vault caught on fire at around 1:15 p.m. at 1135 E. Route 66, according to scanner reports.

While the fire was immediately extinguished, three intersections along Route 66 – Pasadena, Elwood, and Hunter’s Trail – are without power, said Lt. James DeMond.

DeMond said at least three people were trapped in elevators in the 600 block of South Elwood and in the 500 block of S. Pasadena Avenue. DeMond said crews are working to rescue the individuals from the elevators. There are no injuries reported at this time.

Police officers are currently at the scene while Edison crews work to restore power.

This story will continue to be updated.

Lidia Korinko September 07, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Power was just restored for us here at Art 2 Ink (next to The Golden Spur). It's was strange trying to work with no lights, air conditioning, phones, computers or Internet. It answered my questions.... "How would I run my business without power?" The answer... I can't.
SHARON GREEN September 08, 2012 at 09:44 AM
I am so glad you are ok. I used to live at 1000 S. Glendora Ave, Heritage Oaks senior apts and a power pole got knocked down and 157 apts were left without power or phones for hours! Many of us have worked tirelessly to get a 25 MPH Senior Facility sign in front of the Senior Apts to no avail. I took my cellphone door to door offering to call for help. I used to carry a small generator in the trunk of my car that would run a small RV. I just won my apartment back from being illegally evicted. The last article about my story was in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on the front page Aug. 11th and 12th. It was also in the Glendora Patch. A small generator is very helpful to keep at your business in case of emergencies otherwise you can just take the day off;-) I have been living in tents for 2 years while my case still continues even though I have won against the city of Glendora and Anchor Pacifica Management Co. Over 2000 homes were without power the last time a power pole was knocked down at 1000 S. Glendora and Ronwood St. I hope you and your business prosper. I am in a motel room instead of tents now but the City and Management Co. continue to keep me homeless even though I have won against both their frivolous legal maneuvers. I have worked very hard to keep my business in Glendora because businesses are struggling to survive and need the good citizens to do business here instead of other neighboring cities. I pray continuously for the businesses in Glendora to prosper.
Lidia Korinko September 10, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Sharon, I have been following your story and I'm a bit confused by and the legal issues and do home that you are back in your home again soon. All the best to you.

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