Oregon: 157,000 acres #HolidayFarmFire – Eyewitnesses: fire preceded by a loud explosion

Eyewitnesses in the town of Blue River also told The Oregonian/OregonLive that the start of the Holiday Farm fire along the McKenzie River was preceded by a loud explosion, perhaps from a malfunctioning transformer, and electrical lines that were sending off showers of sparks at the point where authorities have pinpointed the start of the fire.