POWER OUTAGE: A fallen tree resulted in upto 900 homes to be without power last night in Glenwood.
POWER OUTAGE: A fallen tree resulted in upto 900 homes to be without power last night in Glenwood. Ergon Energy

The silly reason 850 homes lost power near Gympie last night

A FALLEN tree caused a small fire and almost 900 homes to be without power last night in the Gympie region.

It's believed a resident was cutting down a tree at 5pm last night when the tree fell onto a power-line in Glenwood, on Arbortwentyeight Rd, according to Ergon Energy.

Residents in Glenwood, Gunalda, Theebine, Moranbah,, Kanighan, Kanyan were without power.

Up to 850 homes were without power for up to several hours from 5-9:30pm, Ergon Energy spokesman Rod Rehbein said.

"We were able to get that figure down to 80 houses at 7:50pm,” he said.

Mr Rehbein said the large tree had caused a lot of damage requiring two crews to attend.

Ergon Energy are continuing their investigations.

Two fire crews attended the scene where a resident had extinguished the fire before they arrived.