Downed line burns fence -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Downed line burns fence

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Snapped power lines created dangerous conditions for some homeowners. The Albany Fire Department blocked off part of the ally behind 600 Summit Dr. Monday morning.

Homeowner Jason Dunn says the power line snapped, hitting his chain link fence first, then ended up leaning against the wooden fence, causing it to catch on fire.

"It hit the chain link fence and sent sparks all the way down it. Fortunately enough, our fence is not attached to our home, and of course, with the fire department being here, everything was taken care of very quickly," Dunn said.

Because Water, Gas and Light was so busy restoring power in other areas, the firefighters had to allow the line to continue to burn for five hours.

Several homes in that area were still without power around 1:00PM.

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