SaskPower has confirmed that the power outages in Estevan Tuesday were caused by a power pole fire.

"That can happen for a number of reasons...I don't have the specific cause for this one yet. But it could have potentially been a lightning strike...that's a potential cause of pole fires," said SaskPower spokesperson Joel Cherry.

Cherry added that the outages are affecting 4th Street, 5th Street, and 6th Street.

"Sometimes when we're doing repairs, we have to do some switching, move load around and everything before we get to the lines to reenergize, so if you're seeing intermittent outages, that's probably why," he said.

He said crews were on scene Tuesday afternoon and they were hoping to get all power restored by 5 p.m.