Several hundred people in Northfield woke-up in the dark Saturday morning after a utility pole caught fire.

Burnt utility pole on Tilton Road., Northfield - Photo: Tom McNally/Townsquare Media

A utility pole, located in front of our studios at 950 Tilton Road in Northfield, caught fire early Saturday morning. The fire caused about 700 people in the area to lose power, according to the Atlantic City Electric app.

As of 9:00 this morning, eastbound Tilton Road was closed at Burton Avenue as the charred remains of the pole are replaced.