Video May Capture Cause Of Blackout

Tree Drops Onto Power Wire

MANSFIELD, Ohio - A tree branch dropping onto a power wire might have caused or lead to the blackout, NewsChannel5 reported.

WEWS obtained the amazing home footage of the fire in Richland County near Mansfield.

The blackout happened on Aug. 14. That day, a tree branch caught fire and the bark exploded.

The video has not yet been seen by the U.S. Canadian Energy Task Force. It is investigating the blackout.

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