Crew Cutting Cables At KBRT Sparked Catalina Fire
May 14, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
The fire that charred 4,200 acres of CATALINA ISLAND and threatened the town of AVALON was started by contractors cutting cables at the transmitter site of CRAWFORD Religion KBRT-A/AVALON-LOS ANGELES, according to AVALON Fire Chief STEVEN HOEFS.
KBRT CE BILL AGRESTA said the fire started THURSDAY when the contractors were cutting steel antenna cable with a circular saw; AGRESTA saw flames and called 911 immediately. The fire is expected to be completely contained by late TUESDAY.