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Winds Break Tree Branch Causing Electrical Problems and Smoke at Richland Home

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RICHLAND, WA - Firefighters in Richland say a falling branch hit some power lines and caused a wire connection to break outside a home on the 400 block of Catskill Street around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters say a caretaker for a disabled woman in a wheelchair who lives in the home noticed the appliances stop working and then smoke coming from an outlet.

She called 911 and got the woman out to safety. Firefighters arrived within three minutes and made sure the situation was safe.

The woman is back in her home.

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