A Preston Hollow utility pole caught fire, creating a power outage for the surrounding area until the early evening.

Residents reported the incident on the NextDoor app. The pole, located in an alleyway behind Meadow Crest Drive off Quincy Lane, caught fire either from heat, defective equipment or both. At one point in the night, the pole reignited while the Dallas fire department attempted to put out the blaze.

Neighbors on the south side of Preston Haven Drive and south of Northaven Road lost power for a period of time, according to comments on the post.