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2 Children Electrocuted By Downed Power Lines Die

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Two children died after they were electrocuted by downed power lines at Oakland Lake Park in Fort Worth.

The boys, age 11 and 12 were killed just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night on the Ederville Road side of the park.

When Fire units arrived on scene they were directed by bystanders to a heavily wooded area near the North end of Oakland Lake Park.

Witness reported the two children were electrocuted by fallen power lines. Fire units made their way into the area to find them.

Fire crews confirmed that there were two victims and the power lines were still energized and arching. A grass fire was also ignited from the lines.

Fort Worth Fire requested an emergency response from Oncor to assist in making the scene safe for fire and Medstar crews to enter and additional Fire units were requested to extinguish the fire. Oncor emergency response crews arrived on scene and were able to de-energize the lines.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner will identify the children.

FWPD Chaplains were at the scene to support the family of the victims.

Oncor said they're looking into what happened and are currently searching for additional uncovered, live lines.

This is a developing story, please refresh for updates. 

 

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