Downed power line creates fire risk

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018

GREEN CREEK — Green Creek Fire and Rescue was called out just south of Gilbert Road on Highway 14 Tuesday. A power line had fallen into a tree and was smoking.

Firefighter Tyler Schlabach said they got the call at 9:32 a.m. apparently a passing driver had noticed smoke coming from the cedar tree on the side of Highway 14.

“You can see a puff of smoke coming out every now and then,” Schlabach said.

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Green Creek Fire and Rescue stationed a fire truck and emergency vehicles at the scene and directed traffic until Rutherford Electric could arrive and secure the power line.