July 5, 2015
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Officials say a small brush fire in southwest Reno sparked when a bird crashed into a power pole and fell to the ground.
NV Energy spokesman Karl Walquist says there were no power outages following the bird's misguided flight about 7:30 a.m. Monday.
He says residents were able to put out the flames before fire crews arrived.
The utility is now replacing a lightning rod on the power line pole where the animal hit.
Walquist says the bird didn't survive the crash.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.