Cox internet outage in north Phoenix caused by power pole arson

A major internet outage in north Phoenix was caused by a fire on a power pole that police say was intentionally set.

Cox Communications customers experienced the outage on Sept. 23-24 after the Phoenix Police Department said a power pole was set on fire near Second Street and Bell Road.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported.

A spokesperson from Cox told FOX 10 crews have been working to repair fiber connections that were burned in the fire. The company hopes to have everything repaired by late afternoon on Sept. 24.

If you have any information, you're asked to call police at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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