Downed power lines spark small fire near Kerby

  • Source: KOBI-TV NBC 5
  • Published: 09/10/2019 11:42 AM

A tree falling on a powerline caused a fire and power outage in Josephine County Tuesday. The Illinois Valley Fire District said at about 9:00 a.m. on September 10, they responded to a fire just north of the transfer station in the Kerby area. Firefighters said someone cut down a tree that fell on several high-voltage power transmission lines, sparking a small fire. According to Pacific Power, several thousand people in the area were without power for a couple of hours before electrical service was restored. The fire was kept to about 1/10th of an acre.


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