Tree Trimmer Operator Knocks Out Power to Homes in Fergus Falls Area

Power lines began to arc and were on the ground

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — We now know the cause of a power outage that left several people without electricity in the Fergus Falls area Wednesday.

Otter Tail Power Company officials say several power poles were knocked out when the operator of a tree trimmer vehicle left the boom extended while working.

Power lines began to arc and were on the ground.

Otter Tail crews worked to repair the lines and restore service.

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