Power restored after downed line sparks fire in Spartanburg Co.

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Power is now restored after a tree downed a power line, sparking a brush fire in Mayo.

It happened on Highway 221 near Skyline Drive. That’s near Lake Blalock.

At one point, Duke Energy reported more than 800 customers were without power Thursday.

Electricity has now been restored.

Mayo Fire Assistant Chief Donnie Millis said a tree landed on a power line. He said the downed line and tree caused a small brush fire. Firefighters had to wait on Duke Energy crews to cut the power before the fire could be put out.

Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour and a half in the frigid temperatures.

They cleared the scene around 1 p.m.

Duke Energy also restored power in Oconee County Thursday afternoon.

A tree fell on a power line damaging a transformer in Walhalla just before noon.

Power was restored about 3 hours later.

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