Toppled tree lands on power line, causes power outage, brush fire

2013-06-13T20:21:00Z 2013-06-14T06:26:34Z Toppled tree lands on power line, causes power outage, brush fireDaily Herald Daily Herald
June 13, 2013 8:21 pm  • 

Heavy winds knocked a tree onto a power line in Provo tonight, causing a grass fire and a power outage.

The grass fire damaged a fence and a children's playhouse near the Riverside Country Club.

The fire started around 8 p.m. when the tree fell onto a powerline, sparking the fire. The nearly 20 m.p.h. winds in the area at the time caused the fire to move quickly in the area. 

Six homes in the Edgewood Condos at 2600 N. 140 East were evacuated as a precaution. Four of those condos were affected by smoke, but none were damaged. 

According to fire chief Gary Jolley, the fire was under control by 9 p.m. No other buildings were on fire, although crews were continuing to search for hot spots.

The street was evacuated as a precaution, but residents are being allowed to return to their homes. They are still working to restore power to some areas.

The Daily Herald will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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