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Ospreys cause Cape Coral power outage

Posted at 7:22 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 07:22:50-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- An osprey is being treated for injuries after two birds caused a power transformer to blow.

Cape Coral firefighters responded to the blown transformer, which started a small grass fire. The fire department posted these images. Firefighters were able to put the fire out and LCEC was able to repair the transformer and restore power to the area.

One of the ospreys involved, died due to their injuries. The other is being treated by CROW-- or the clinic for rehabilitation of wildlife.