Although the grass fire caused by the live power line hitting the ground turned out to be a minor call for the fire department. The brigade went through the same procedures as if they were responding to a large fire. This photo shows one firefighter BUSY taking caution tape to cordon off the area. The air temperature was close to 90 degrees, just imagine wearing all that gear and rushing about.
After grabbing some shots of the scene I hitched a ride from neighbors and left for home. We never found out what caused the power line to explode. There have been news reports of extreme heat and increased power usage during heat waves can cause this kind of thing, I suppose we will never know.
Many thanks to all the men and women that devote their lives to keeping others safe.
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