Interesting Walk – June 16, 2016
An Interesting walk on the NCR Trail started at the Phoenix (MD) Parking Lot.
This is at the 2 mile marker on the trail
This was a muggy day for a walk. About 70 degrees with high humidity.
At the 2.75 mile marker two deers crossed the trail.
I assume they were going down to get water.
This walk apexed at the 4 mile marker about a quarter mile North of the Sparks Parking lot.
The deer were not in sight on the return.
As I was approaching the 2 mile marker and the Phoenix parking lot, I heard an electrical arcing sound and an explosion!
I stepped up pace to get back to the parking lot. I took a look around.
Downed electrical lines and smoke could be seen between Phoenix Road and the NCR Trail.
This is not a great place to get a cel signal!
After walking around I finally got a call through to 911 and told them about the fire and downed lines.
Right after 911 and I disconnected another arcing sound and explosion sound occurred.
The fire died down!
A local resident drove by.
He was out of power and asked if someone called it in!
He left unhappy!
I left once the fire department arrived (about 9 minutes after the call).
So, Thursday’s walk involved a bit of wildlife and ended with a bit of fireworks!
Image Taken June 16, 2016