Power Outage Monday A.M.

Bird strike possible cause of Dennis brush fire and power outage

top shot 134 brush electrical

SOUTH DENNIS – Around 9 a.m. Monday a small brush fire under the high tension lines just off Route 134 by Hall Oil caused a widespread but brief power outage. Power was reported out in South Dennis, West Dennis, Dennis Port and parts of Yarmouth. The alarm system at the Ezra Baker School was tripped by the outage and students were evacuated until the alarm could be reset. There is some hearsay evidence suggesting that a bird flying into the lines might have caused the fire.