A snake, crawling through a power distribution substation in East Tennessee, caused a fire that knocked out power to about 2,500 households in McMinn County.
Volunteer Energy Cooperative spokesman Robert McCarty said the reptile caused a short circuit which caused an arc and a lot of sparks — and electrocuted the snake.
The substation failed on May 30 and a crew worked about five hours to restore electricity by rerouting service through a Charleston substation.
McCarty said it might take two weeks to repair the damage caused by the fire.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,
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