CCFD Fights Brush Fire on the City’s Southside

Several Intersections Were Without Power

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi Fire Department (CCFD) responded to a brush fire near the AEP-Texas substation on Holly Street near Staples Street earlier today. The fire call came in at 2:23 p.m., and the fire was contained at 3:39 p.m.

An AEP spokesman says the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.  AEP also reported a number of power outages in several neighborhoods. Power was restored as of 6:20 p.m.

Several City intersections were also without power. The Public Works Department utilized a battery backup system to allow the traffic signals to continue operating. Power has now been restored to all intersections.

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