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May 5, 2014

Grass fire on Chestnut briefly knocks power

ENID, Okla. — Enid Fire Department personnel fought a grass fire on Chestnut between 30th and 42nd most of Monday afternoon and into the evening.

The grass fire was reported about 1:40 p.m. and likely was caused by a train passing through the area, casting sparks onto grass along the tracks, Fire Marshal Ken Helms said. It spread to nearby stacks of pallets near the tracks.

The grass fire also spread to a power pole on the north side of Chestnut.

Firefighters attempted to keep the pole from burning, but the flames eventually reached the transformer stationed on the pole.

OG&E System Watch listed 1,085 customers without power as of 3:15 p.m. Monday. Power was restored to a majority of customers at 3:52 p.m., according to the site.

OG&E spokesman John Little said the remaining customers without power would have it restored by Monday evening.

Enid Police Department had officers at 30th and 42nd on Chestnut controlling traffic as firefighters fought the blaze.

Firefighters were on scene as of 5:30 p.m.

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