More than 1600 Launceston residents have found themselves without power after reports of multiple power poles sparking in the Kings Meadows area.
A TasNetworks spokesperson said they received multiple reports of sparks coming from the top of power poles in the area.
The spokesperson said crews were on their way and it was not yet known what caused the sparking or how long power will be out.
Garry McHenry who lives near the affected area witnessed a power pole sparking.
He said he was sitting in his living room when the first spark happened.
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"All of a sudden there was this big flash, I turned around and could see smoke coming off the power pole," Mr McHenry said.
He said the power never went out at Talbot street but there was a large burn mark on the power pole.
You can follow the outage at https://www.tasnetworks.com.au/outages.