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Downed Power Line Starts Fire in Calhoun County

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A downed power line sparked a blaze Monday night on Highway 35 between Port Lavaca and Green Lake. Firefighters from various Calhoun County fire departments were dispatched around 9:30. Fire officials say a power line powered by the Victoria Electrical Co-op had fallen down, but remained charged and started the fire. Firefighters couldn't begin to put out the fire until the electricity from the power line was shut off. After the power was shut off by VEC it took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain the fire. Fire officials with the Port Lavaca Fire Department say there was fence damage but no structural damage or injuries. About 1 mile of grass was burned due to the fire according to Port Lavaca Fire. 

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