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Sparks from power pole start a fire in Pullman

Series: News Briefs | Story 149

August 26, 2021

PULLMAN — Sparks from a “shotgun” fuse on top of an Avista power pole dropped onto dry grass and started a fire on Friday morning.

Pullman and Whitman County Rural Fire District 12 firefighters arrived at the intersection of Bishop Boulevard and State Route 270 at around 11:30 a.m. to find a small fire in dry grass and burning a tree, according to Pullman Fire Department Assistant Chief Ryan Scharnhorst.

The fire was confined to a small area and away from a nearby Mayflower Transit semi-truck.

Avista crews shut off the power and dealt with the resulting power outage.


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