Utility workers extinguish the last bit of fire that caused a standstill at the interaction of Louisville Street and Scales Street.

The drive home was complicated for many late Wednesday evening when a transformer pole at the intersection of Louisville Street and Scales Street burst into flames.

Terry Kemp of Starkville Utilities confirmed the fire was caused by a worker cutting limbs on McKee Street. Kemp said a limb disturbed the power line and the ensuing surge caused a fire nearly a block away.

Kemp said 40-50 people were affected by the incident.

While a power line did fall away from the transformer pole, no one was injured by the incident, and there was no serious property damage.

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