Downed power line sparks fire near Gilmer

Downed power line sparks fire near Gilmer

POSTED: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 7:23pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 7:36am

Power had to be shut down, after a tree feel onto a power line sparking a fire on Highway 155 near Gilmer.

Gilmer Firefighters tell KETK the fire started around 12:30 a heavily wooded area near the highway, burning around 3 acres.

Gilmer and The Forest Service responded to the fire, and were able to contain and put it out before it damaged any structures.

Power was shut off in the area and lanes were shut down for a short period of time as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

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