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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A pole fire reportedly caused a power outage for customers in the Townsend Boulevard area for a few hours Tuesday afternoon.

JEA spokeswoman Gerri Boyce said a three phase pole caught fire near Townsend Blvd. and Merrill Road. Around 1,500 customers were without power, expect for the McDonalds located in the area.

Boyce says it the repairs would reportedly take 4 to 5 hours.

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