A Bird is to Blame for Blackout and Brush Fires

It’s funny how the smallest, most trivial of things can cause chaos – this time, it’s a bird.

Yes, a crow landing on a power line left around 4,500 NV Energy customers without power in Spring Creek and also started two small fires when the line was downed.

The fires, which were responded to at 9:43 am, were somewhat innocuous as they were contained within two hours by fire crews. The fires burned up to a quarter of an acre, but an official area is as of yet unknown.

As a formality, a BLM helicopter was on the scene to provide support, but it was deemed unnecessary.

The blackout was from 9:45 to 11:30 am. Oh yeah, in case you’re wondering – the crow is dead.