Fire from deer hitting drooping powerlines

The fire was near mile 17 on Highway 66 in Green Springs.

Posted: May 12, 2019 5:21 PM

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. -- Crews battled a fire near mile marker 17 on Highway 66 in Green Springs Sunday morning. 

Not just any type of fire though. Gene Davis, the Fire Chief of Greensprings, said he has never seen anything like it before. 

The fire started when a deer made contact with a droopinhg powerline. The deer was electrocuted and the electricity moved to the ground through the deer, starting the fire. 

The fire was 1/10 an acre. 

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