Kingman Fire Department extinguished a small brush fire caused by a downed power line on June 25, 2019. (Photo: KFD)
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Downed Power line Sparks Brush Fire and Leaves Downtown Residents without Power

Kingman Fire Department extinguished a small brush fire caused by a downed power line on June 25, 2019. (Photo: KFD)

KINGMAN – Kingman Fire Department conducted a water event June 25, 2019 with the city’s Park and Recreations Summer Daze program at Palo Christi School when two loud booms were heard.

According to the fire department, a power line snapped and caused the transformer fuse to trip. Fire crews initiated the call and arrived on scene with a total of nine personnel, including the operation assistant chief, training/safety battalion chief and three of the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) personnel.

Fire crew extinguished a small brush fire that was ignited by the downed power line, using caution because the power line could still be live.

“We want to make sure that our citizens stay clear of any downed power lines due to the possibility of them being live wires,” said Oscar Lopez, the Community Risk Reduction specialist for Kingman Fire Department.

“Live power lines will actually move rapidly until the power source can be terminated. If anyone sees a downed line, whether they think it’s a phone line, cable line or an actual power line, it is best to call 9-1-1 and let the experts take care of the hazards.”

Power was restored within the hour.