Fire Totals Substation

Parts Of City Blacked Out While Blaze Extinguished

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Posted: June 13, 2013

Harrisonburg Electric Commission lineman Craig Eckard uses a bucket Wednesday to work on disconnecting a power source to the burning Dead Horse Substation on Smithland Road. Anthony Smith lends a hand on the ground. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Smoke billows on Wednesday from the flames engulfing the Dead Horse Substation on Smithland Road in Harrisonburg.
Harrisonburg firefighters battle Wednesday’s blaze at the new Dead Horse Substation on Smithland Road. Firefighters had to wait for the current to be cut off before they could enter and start working.
After preparation, water is trained on the blaze.
HARRISONBURG — A fire Wednesday morning at a Harrisonburg electrical substation knocked out power for about an hour to nearby homes and businesses and left the sky above it thick with billowing,…

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