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PPL Electric Utilities reported that over 685 customers in the Picture Rocks Borough area were without power as of 2:00 p.m. today.

Power was restored to some customers at 2:23 p.m. and most customers are expected to have power restored by 5 p.m., PPL Electric Utilities stated.

Witnesses said Route 220 was closed between Picture Rocks and Tivoli while firefights battled the blaze.

Central dispatch for the Hughesville Borough Police Department did not know whether power was cut intentionally by firefights or as a result of a downed wire related to the blaze.

"If you see any kind of downed wire you wouldn't want to drive over it," a representative for PPL Electric Utilities said.

For status updates, PPL customers can text the word STATUS to TXTPPL (8987750).