UPDATE: Power Outage in Clare County

A large power outage left thousands in the dark Saturday night in Clare County and beyond.

More than 8,000 people were without power starting around 7:00 Saturday evening.

As of 3:00 Sunday afternoon, Consumers Energy says the remaining 450 customers in the Clare area were restored.

The outage mainly affected those in Clare, but extended north to Manton and as far west as Muskegon.

Consumers Energy says a utility pole caught fire because of a faulty wire, on West Curtis Road which caused the outage. Crews are currently working to replace the poll.

Clare County 911 Central Dispatch sent responders to check on individuals, elderly and shut ins, Clare Fire Department stood by at their quarters during this event and provided updates.