Wednesday, July 18, 2012
From Fox Point to all the way to Oak Creek, another 400 customers were without power Tuesday night from a single downed ash tree.
A transformer blew on Santa Monica Boulevard in Fox Point Tuesday night, leaving nearby residents concerned when they saw flames at the top of the electrical pole. Finn McFadyen's grandmother lives on Santa Monica Boulevard just two houses down from where the transformer blew. He said they came home to find firefighters and an ambulance outside, with emergency personnel walking through the neighborhood looking for the outage. "I went in the back yard, and I saw something I thought was a fire," McFadyen said. "Then I saw the neighbor, who was out in her back yard, and she said there's a fire or something in the (power lines)." McFadyen shared a picture with Patch, showing the blown transformer ablaze and dripping burning oil the pole. "…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The latest reports from the North Shore Fire Department.
The North Shore Fire Department responded to a total of 116 calls for service, 77 EMS calls, and 39 fire and rescue calls from Oct. 17 to 123 throughout the North Shore. Here is a summary of the calls from Fox Point, Bayside, Whitefish Bay and Shorewood. Fox Point Bayside Whitefish Bay Shorewood
Friday, September 30, 2011
But most have electricity restored by 6:30 a.m.
Winds whipped through the North Shore Thursday evening into Friday morning, leaving hundreds without lights, Internet, television and phone access. As of 12:30 a.m. Friday, 217 Bayside residents were without power according to the WE Energies outage map, however the reason for the outage is still under investigation. In Fox Point, it was a similar story — 457 people without power. However, by 6:30 a.m Friday, power had been restored to most residents. There were 70 people without electricity in Fox Point and just two in Bayside. At one point, there were about 10,000 customers without power in southeastern Wisconsin. By 6:30 a.m. that number was down to about 3,000. Brian Manthey, a spokesman for WE Enereries, said much of the power outages…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A few helpful numbers to remember when 911 isn't always the best number to call.
We all have known since we were old enough to pick up the telephone that 911 is that magic emergency number. However, what about those times when it's not quite an emergency, but there's definitely a need for help? Capt. Scott McConnell with the Bayside Police Department says that in any situation where you may need help, it's best to call the police and let them decide if something is a true emergency. But just in case, here are a few helpful numbers in case it's not quite a life-or-death situation. Critters, bugs and rodents If you're having issues with any kind of critters - whether they be coyotes, rodents or insects - Advanced Wildlife Control in Mequon is where McConnell may send you. The business can be reached at 262-242-4390. The …