Power outage in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Power customers in east Montgomery are in the dark at this hour.

The outage affects approximately 1,500 customers with Dixie Electric Company. Power is out for parts of Sturbridge, Hampsted, and Halcyon.

Dixie Electric says the outage was caused by birds on the power lines. The birds apparently caused wires to catch on fire in the new Hampsted development.

The power has been out since approximately 1:00pm and officials expect it to last until at least 3:00pm.