Downed Power Line, Grass Fire Causes Widespread Outages

Published 03/13 2014 07:37PM

Updated 03/13 2014 07:45PM

Downed Tree Causes Grass Fire, Outages
Downed Tree Causes Grass Fire, Outages
SPRINGDALE, AR-- A downed power line caused a grass fire and more than 2,000 outages in Springdale Thursday night. According to the Springdale Fire Department, crews were called out to the area south of Don Tyson Parkway along U.S. 71B just before 6:00 P.M. Thursday. We're told a tree fell on a power line in the area, sparking a fire on the north side of Weichert Realtors at the 5100 block of South Thompson Street. Crews were able to get the flames under control within 30 minutes. No one was hurt. As of 7:30 Thursday night, Southwest Electric Power Company showed 1,071 customers still without power. For real-time outage updates click here


Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.