Fire crews respond to a power pole fire

Estevan firefighters responded to a report of a power pole fire Thursday night.

The call came in at about 9:30 p.m. A power line was arcing in the north-central part of Estevan.

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Crews arrived on the scene to find that a section of a power line has burned away. Firefighters blocked out the area to prevent any bypassers from getting into a danger zone until the SaskPower specialists arrived.

"The threat was low of any fire for reoccurring, and SaskPower crews came in to do repairs for that line. So the area did receive a minor outage for a brief period while they're doing repairs," said Estevan Fire Chief Dale Feser.

The recent spell of hot weather brought the Estevan area into a high fire danger indexing range. However, with moisture coming early this week, Feser said the region was at the lower end of the high scale and potentially would go into moderate to low with more precipitation forecasted for the rest of the week. 

In the meantime, he reminded the public to exercise caution when burning anything and report controlled burns to prevent unnecessary dispatches for the fire department.

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