July 6, 2021
WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a small fire in a tree caused by a broken branch that had fallen and was resting on a live electric wire.
At 4:30 this morning, crews were called to the intersection of 5th Avenue SE and 6th Street South.
When they arrived, crews found a branch in an alley that had snapped off, and electricity was arcing between the wire and the branch, causing a small fire.
Watertown Municipal Utilities was called to the scene, and removed the branch.
The Watertown Police Department assisted on the call.