Last updated on April 19, 2021 at 8:19am
FERNDALE, Wash. — Whatcom Fire District 7 (WCFD7) personnel were dispatched to a report of a grass fire at Portal Way and Kaas Road today, March 31st, about 3:45pm.
According to WCFD7 Division Chief Ben Boyko, a citizen had stomped out the fire by the time he arrived. The citizen said the fire started when a nearby transformer blew, dropping sparks on the grass.
Puget Sound Energy reported an outage had started in the same area about 3:40pm and impacted 30 of their customers along Kaas Road.
As of 3:50pm, PSE’s estimate for restoring power was 6pm.
Update: As of 6:30pm, PSE’s estimate for restoring power was 1am.