Burbank Police and Fire responded to the 1900 block of Ontario Street Saturday evening to a report of a possible explosion involving a power line and that a fence around Provdencia Elementary School was electrically charged.
Upon arrival they had found a ground wire laying by a power pole, and evidence that an explosion might have occurred from a high voltage line high above. Fire Fighters and Police Officers secured the neighborhood and surrounding streets and requested Water & Power.
The force of the explosion popped a cap on a nearby water pipe, requiring its repair.
Reports from Burbank citizens across Burbank through the @myBurbank Twitter feed reported lights flickering and surges in power, causing computers and electrical devices to reset. People with At&T service had problems with service in the following the surge.
Burbank Water & Power arrived on scene surveyed the area and deemed it to be safe. They reported the cause of the original problem a metallic balloon made contact with a 6.4 KV power line causing the balloon to explode and grounding the circuit.