A strange occurrence happened this month during a routine traffic report. It was reported that viewers saw a flash of light on Arizona Morning, later thousands viewed it online. Instead of leaping to odd conclusions the news outlet actually investigated.

“We spoke to ADOT, a water treatment plant, Phoenix Police, local high schools, businesses in the area and finally — Phoenix Fire Arson Investigator Steve Franklin had an answer.

Phoenix Fire says at 5:10 on Thursday morning, they got one 911 call from a woman driving up 35th Avenue and Cheryl. She says saw a big explosion and saw sparks coming off of a power line then the power went out.”

The investigations eventually turned up an answer, “Arizona Public Services has confirmed a breaker on an electrical line opened, causing a big flash and power outage.”

This is what good investigative reporting does it finds answers.  Hopefully this incident won’t add to the local lore about lights in Phoenix.


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