Fire Blamed on Bird Hitting Power Pole

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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.

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