Te Puke residents are without power after a power pole caught fire this afternoon.

Two crews from Te Puke were called to Rangiuru Rd about 1.55pm.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said the fire on the single power pole was out when they arrived.

According to Powerco, 96 properties have been without power since 1.56pm.

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It is expected to be restored at 5pm.

Powerco has reported 96 properties without power.
Powerco has reported 96 properties without power.