It's a picturesque scene outside today. The frost has covered everything in a beautiful coating of white. However, it's isn't all pretty as the frost is to blame for a recent fire in Estevan.

"We did have one call," explained Fire Chief, Dale Feser, "in regards to an overhead powerline and tree fire that occurred in the northcentral area of the city."

"Once crews arrived on scene, they did find that due to the rime frost and the heavy fog in the area, it's causing tree branches to have a large accumulation of frost and they're coming into contact with some power lines. There was a tree branch that was smoking and arching out."

Crews quickly established a perimeter and directed traffic until SaskPower could attend and trim the branches away from the lines. 

"The rime frost is beautiful out there and it's nice to see, it has been causing SaskPower a lot of issues in regards to a lot of power outages and brownouts."

He added that there is a difference between hoar frost and rime frost. 

"When you take a look at rime frost, there's actually a considerable amount of moisture that is associated with this, typically around 25% moisture."

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