FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — Strong winds Thursday afternoon caused a tree branch to fall onto a main power line in a residential neighborhood.
Fairview Fire Chief Bryan Doyle said two homes on Cedar Drive were impacted by a surge of energy that resulted when the main power line fell and hit other nearby lines.
One house at 22 Cedar Drive had "smoldering in the attic," Doyle said. However, firefighters had to wait until Ameren Illinois crews turned off the power before they could use water.
Another house at 23 Cedar Drive had wiring melt through a copper pipe, according to Doyle.
No injuries were reported.