The call went in to DPL early Saturday that one of their poles was leaning and looked as if it could fall. But before workmen could get to the scene, the pole collapsed in a violent display of sparks and fire as the power lines and transformers came crashing to the ground in the Calvary Chapel of Dayton cementery.

The initial collapse knocked out power to as many as 400 customers in Beavercreek and send fire crews scrambling to the scene. Workers spent hours fashioning temporary connections to restore the power. As of Saturday night the area was restricted with Fire tape.