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7/1/05-Tyler

Downed Power Line Sparks Grass Fire

  During Friday's storm, gusting winds knocked over power lines, that in one case, sparked a grass fire near a Tyler home.
  Officials said two power lines collapsed near a home on Sixth Street. One of the downed lines sparked, setting the grass on fire.
  The second line was hanging on top of a metal chain link fence. Because of the risk of an electric charge, fire officials had to wait for the electricity to be shut off before they could put out the blaze.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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