Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department has determined the cause of this morning’s fire. A hawk flew down to pick up a snake. The hawk gets the snake…. snake wiggles …. his tail hits the power-line causing electricity to shoot through the snake and out the hawk – essentially electrocuting both of them. Sparks from the shock were sent to the ground which is what caused the fire!!!!!! Thankfully everyone (except for the hawk and snake) are okay.

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Black Eagle Fire Spokesman Brandon Skogen said it started as a 5-10 acre fire and ended up growing to roughly 40 acres.

“We did what’s called a direct attack on the fire lead by command lead by command by their vantage point they directed resources to flank the fire on both sides and essentially pinch the head of the fire until they were able to get to the head of the fire and knock it down,” said Skogen.


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