Downed power lines caused by the wind kept utility and fire crews busy on Friday. Three fire were started by the downed live wires during the Friday afternoon wind gusts. The first was reported at 4:58 p.m. in Ephrata. Ephrata Fire Chief Jeremy Burns says the wind knocked down a line that sparked a fire at SR 28 and Basin Street near Oasis Park. The blaze burned eastward towards Dodson Rd. it only took one hour for firefighters from Ephrata and Grant County Fire District 13 to extinguish the three-acre blaze. The fire burned eastward towards a few homes off Dodson Rd. No buildings or property burned. Fire crews monitored the live power line for three hours until PUD crews could shut it off.