By Martin Slagter
---- — A power outage swept through downtown Kokomo late Saturday, leaving more than 5,000 residents without electricity temporarily.
The outage, which occurred at around 7:25 p.m., left 5,313 Howard County residents without power until it was restored around an hour later, according to Duke Energy’s website.
According to police scanner reports heard right before the outage, a light pole which caught fire may have been the culprit.
Attempts to contact Duke Energy, the Kokomo Police Department and the Kokomo Fire Department for more information on the cause of the outage were unsuccessful as of press time Sunday.