Hundreds Without Power For Eight Hours Saturday In Walnut Hill And Bratt Area

October 17, 2021

About 900 Escambia River Electric Cooperative customers were without power for about eight hours Saturday.

A power pole caught fire at Still Road and Howard Hall in Bratt. The location is not far from the Oak Grove power substation so the pole had multiple transmission lines attached.

The power went out about 8:45 a.m. and was restored about 4:45 p.m. in the Walnut Hill, Bratt, Oak Grove, Davisville and Nokomis areas.

The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded Saturday morning to the initial fire report.

The outage was in area generally from Ernest Ward Middle and Highway 164 to the south, Highway 99 and Pine Barren Road to the east, the state line to the north, and Brushy Creek and Nokomis to the west.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Hundreds Without Power For Eight Hours Saturday In Walnut Hill And Bratt Area”

  1. Emily on October 19th, 2021 11:46 am

    Wow! I dodged a very slim bullet with being just on the edge of the map’s outline. I have lived in many different places, but I have never had so many electric outages as I do with EREC. I don’t know what the problem is because it will keep going through a huge storm and then out for hours because of a squirrel

  2. Possibly on October 17th, 2021 7:43 pm

    @EMD
    Possibly the wind blowing the line against the pole? Just a thought, since it was so windy.

  3. EMD on October 17th, 2021 7:59 am

    How does a power pole catch fire just sitting there? Does one of the wires touching the pole overheat? If so, why? Just wondering.





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