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Helicopter hits power line, fire started

 


Update: Aug. 13, 5:50 p.m.

Word from fire control officials now is that the fire is under control. Fire crews are being sent back.

A helicopter struck a power line near the intersection of Rock Creek and old Highway 8 at about 2:25 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 13), starting a fire, according to reports from near the scene.

There is no information presently on the size of the fire or early emergency response, though it is known emergency personnel are at the site.

The fire area is on Map 62 on the county map.

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