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Stanford Dish fire caused by bird that struck power line

Original post made on Aug 23, 2017

A bird that flew into a power line sparked a grass fire at the Stanford Dish Tuesday night that threatened a structure and left one firefighter with a minor injury, a fire official said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 10:19 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Sunny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Is the bird okay?

Posted by Nancy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Just got back from hiking the Dish, all gates are open.

Story makes it seem like a huge fire/production, not the case. The small area that burnt is view able from the loop near the small dish that usually aims straight up.

Posted by Friar Turck
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

The bird was well done. Well done bird.

Posted by Peninsula Commuter
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Dish and open space OK, bird No Good. Need to find a replacement bird.

Posted by SuperD
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

A lawsuit should be filed against the estate of the bird to recover the costs associated with fighting this fire and repairing the PG&E power line. Thanks to the fire fighters for getting this under control so further damage was prevented.

Posted by Peninsula Commuter
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

All joking aside, glad no people were hurt and no property destroyed. This could have ended up much worse.

Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 24, 2017 at 9:04 am

Check out the photo of this hawk/snake combo that caused a fire this week in Montana: Web Link

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