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Excavator pulls down hydro lines, causing wild fire

Excavator pulls down hydro lines, causing wild fire

Posted: 2022-05-11 10:01:33 By: thebay

Yesterday at 3 pm fire crews from Foots Bay, Glen Orchard, Bala, and Port Carling were summoned to a hydro line incident on HWY 169 near Redwood Road in Muskoka Lakes.

The fire dept. says a commercial vehicle floating an excavator pulled down 2 poles and power lines. The live lines caused a wildfire and closed the road.

Firefighters had to wait for hydro to make the scene safe while the fire grew to 1/2 a hectare in size.

Once it was safe, crews made quick work extinguishing the fire and reopened the road at 6 pm.

Hydro service was restored last night.