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Fort Worth Brothers Killed by Downed Power Line


Two young brothers were killed Wednesday night when they were electrocuted by a downed power line near Oakland Lake Park.

About the Fatal Power Line Accident

According to CBS DFW, the brothers, ages 11 and 12, were in a heavily wooded area of the park when they were electrocuted by the downed power line.

Another child who was with the brothers went to find help after the accident.

Firefighters believe the power line was downed during heavy storms that passed through the area roughly 12 hour before the accident. They said the lines may have been hidden by overgrown brush.

Fire fighters want to remind the community that all downed lines should be treated as if they are energized.

Downed Power Line Safety

  • You should never approach or touch a fallen power line.
  • Do not attempt to move a downed power line with an object (i.e. stick, broom, or pole).
  • Avoid touching anything or anyone who is in contact with a fallen power line.
  • Keep children and pets away from fallen power lines.
  • Do not drive over downed power lines.
  • If you vehicle come in contact with a downed power line, stay in your vehicle and try to attract attention or use your mobile phone to call for help.

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