Fire in bakery fries fiber optic cable

Sean Donelan sean at
Sun Mar 26 13:12:05 UTC 2006

On Sun, 26 Mar 2006, Mark Smith wrote:
> A few years back there was a photo floating around of a fibre that had
> been destroyed by a stray bullet. Does anybody know of it, or have a
> copy ?

This is more common in some areas of the country than other areas.
Shooters will take potshots at microwave towers, cables of all
types on utility poles, and even the occasional electrical transformer.
The shot itself may not cause an immediate outage, but the hole lets
rain in causing an outage later.  They also shoot stop signs, mailboxes
and just about everything else.

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