MORRISTOWN - (AP) - Authorities are blaming a squirrel forsparking a fire at the Morris County Courthouse.

It all started when a downed wire caused by the squirrel beingelectrocuted led to a power outage Wednesday.

Morristown acting Fire Chief Jon Prachthauser told The DailyRecord of Parsippany a backup computer battery caught fire in athird-floor courtroom.

Court hearings were postponed.