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Firefighters Face Challenges after Car Crashes into Power Line, Sparks Fire

2 years 5 months 5 days ago Monday, August 13 2018 Aug 13, 2018 August 13, 2018 4:57 PM August 13, 2018 in News

EDINBURG – Many residents in Edinburg experienced a major power outage after a car knocked down a primary power line and sparked a fire.

A driver crashed into a power line near Doolittle and Mile 17 1/2 in Edinburg.

At the scene, firefighters could not use water due to the electrical fire that ignited. They had to let the grass fire burn out.  

“And then you just leave the power lines hot until they can come in and discontinue the service to those particular lines,” says Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider.

KRGV’s Carolina Cruz reports from the scene with the details.

The power has already been restored.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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