Planes fly. Birds fly. Bugs fly. Sheds fly?

Yesterday, Sunday July 15, a Nacmine resident was surprised to see his shed had been blown onto overhead electrical lines.  

"I had a couple of members that live in Nacmine who were one scene," explained Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade. "They came across a plastic, green house type of building, had been lifted up and thrown into the power line."

"No fire, no injuries. It ended up that a whirlwind came through, picked it up and deposited it into the power lines," said Wade. "We contacted Atco Electric. They came out and secured the power to the area and removed it from the power lines."

Wade says he's seen reports of situations like these happening in other places in Canada and the United States but for Wade, this is a first time occurrence.

"The home owner was working on his wife's car (when the shed went air borne) and it had him wondering what was going on," Concluded Wade.

The event happened on Red Deer Ave in Nacmine. Since then, the debris has been cleaned and there is no lingering threat when it comes to a fire or power outage.

shed1The shed positioned by the wind atop the electricity lines.

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