Electrical pole fire closes Olive street in St. Louis County

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – An electrical fire on an electric pole has closed a major road in St. Louis County.  Olive from Lindbergh to Warson is closed in both directions. Ameren crews are on the scene.

The road has been closed down as a precaution. Utility workers are worried that electric wires could fall on motorists.

Ameren says that the earlier report of a transformer explosion is inaccurate.  It was a malfunctioning insulator in the pole that caused the fire.