50 Power Poles Explode (again) in Texas Hill Country

Anyone else finding the official explanation a little hard to swallow?

About 20,000 Central Texans were left without power early Friday as a mixture of lingering dust from dry weather and a steady flow of overnight drizzle wreaked havoc for local electric utilities and their customers.
The muddy mixture helped trigger power surges and smoldering fires atop dozens of power poles, leading to the outages.
Austin Energy saw about 10,000 customer outages as a result of 50 power pole fires, the most recorded by the electric provider in more than a decade, Clark said.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/william.zydervelt William C Zydervelt

    Since when is dust a fuel enough to burn power poles? Also the meteors that slipped through the sky during the same period lit it up as they ignited the same fuel in the sky and thats not from dust either. The Bayu corm and the rest of the stregegis reserve and out gassing and making people nearby sick trom the unburned fumes. These power poles and the falling rocks are lighting these lingering gasses. If the flame ever makes it back to the scource along the gulf coast resreves we will be missing a couple of our prised states!