Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fort Worth Brothers Killed By Downed Power Line


A grass fire was also ignited by the lines, and fire crews were able to extinguish the flames before they spread.

Oncor crews were not at the scene at the time the fire department first arrived, but the fire department issued an emergency request. The power company arrived soon after to help make the scene safe for fire crews to access.

Two brothers, ages 11 and 12-years-old, were electrocuted by downed power lines in Fort Worth Wednesday after strong winds tore through the area, fire officials said.

Family members have identified the boys as Alex and Isaiah Lopez.

The Fort Worth Fire Department was called to the 1500 block of Oakland Place at the Oakland Lake Park just after 6 p.m.

Firefighters said the children were in a heavily wooded area of the park when they encountered the live power lines on the ground. A third child who was with them was able to go call for help.

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