In a 30-minute period Friday night Cleburne firefighters responded to three calls involving downed or arcing power lines when a storm came through the area.

The first call was received at 10:27 p.m. from the 700 block of East Willingham. Firefighters found live electrical and cable wires on the ground arcing. A nearby homeowner told firefighters there was smoke in his house, but personnel could not find any hot spots. A fan was used to clear the house of smoke.

TXU repair crews were told of the homeowner’s concern.

The second call came in at 10:32 p.m. from the 1200 block of Surry Place. Firefighters found an arcing power line that shorted electrical equipment. Power in the area was off. TXU repair crews were notified.

The third call came in at 10:52 p.m. from Second Street near the city sports complex for arcing electrical lines. Power in the area was still on, and TXU repair crews were notified.

Another arcing line call was received about 12:48 a.m. Saturday from the 1700 block of Live Oak Drive. The line burned through a tree limb. TXU repair crews were notified.

About noon Saturday firefighters responded to Poindexter and North Buffalo to an arcing power line and transformer fire call. TXU was also notified.

The firefighters’ night took a turn away from the power lines about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Then, firefighters responded to the 1400 block of Courtney Place on a spider bite call. The victim, a 48-year-old woman, told firefighters she had been bitten on the right hip several days before she called for assistance. The woman was transported to Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital by the fire department ambulance.

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