Bursts of light on the horizon and a few audible pops caught my attention just around 9:30 this evening. Thinking it might be lightning, I pulled up the radar to see if there was a storm coming. The radar indicated no storm anywhere near. When I saw the sky flash again, and could hear fire sirens near, I clicked on the radio to learn there was an electrical pole sparking at 1225 W. St. Germain St. Here you see the situation is under control, and the SCFD is awaiting Excel Energy to repair any damage.