Video sent in by an Eyewitness News viewer shows a utility pole and transformer on fire just after a lightning strike off Citrus Avenue, near a shopping center, around 9 p.m.
The power outage is impacting dozens of customers, according to Southern California Edison. SCE crews are on their way to repair any electrical damages caused by lightning.
There are several fire trucks in the area amid a significant amount of smoke in the air.
Eyewitness News has learned that same lightning strike also caught a nearby home on fire.
No injuries have been reported.
The lightning caused more than just power outages. A woman and her two dogs were killed by a lightning strike while out walking in Pico Rivera on Wednesday morning.