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9/28/2012 6:01:00 AM
Birds blamed for big boom

Ahron Sherman
Miner Staff Reporter


KINGMAN - It may have sounded like a cannon or an explosion, but it was actually a group of birds that caused a 13-customer power outage near the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course Wednesday night.

Bill DeJulio, the manager of Kingman UniSource, said it looked like several birds were perched on a primary high voltage wire and must've touched a ground wire, which caused a fuse to blow. The sound of a fuse being tripped is similar to the blast of a shotgun, DeJulio said.

"There were several dead birds at the base of the pole," he said.

The tripped fuse caused a power outage for 13 customers in the area starting at about 8 p.m., he said. Each person's power was restored by 10:30 p.m.

Once UniSource replaced the fuse and recharged the line, employees had to check the system overhead and underground, and that's why it took almost three hours to get everyone back online.

The Kingman Police Department also received several calls from locals concerned with the loud, explosion-like sound.

One caller said it sounded like a cannon, said KPD Capt. Rusty Cooper.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Article comment by: Bot Not

Um not so sure about this, I thought it was a sonic boom. Bird land is well away from Cerbat Cliffs Golf, but sleeping people no longer lay. None the less Brids are blamed. Maybe the sound of a transformer blowing could reach that far, but doubtful. Please check dead birds for Alien DNA.

10 miles or more away and people were awakened from deep sleep by a blown fuse? No shotgun could make that kinda noise. the bird may lay, but please seek a better explaination, so those birds die not in vain. This looks like a job for Art Bell. Seriously over 10 miles away and it shook our home? More here than presents itself to the ear, and central nervous system of humans. Check please.




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