Crash on callout

Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Downed power lines caused a small fire last night on Mt Cargill Rd, Dunedin, and an attending fire appliance slipped into a ditch while avoiding the lines.
Mt Cargill Rd resident Hamish Morrison said power was cut to his house about 9.40pm.

''The lines came down and set a patch of grass on fire.''

He believed the appliance slid off Mt Cargill Rd near the Upper Junction intersection while trying to avoid the live wires.

A Fire Service spokeswoman said three appliances attended the fire which was put out late last night and the appliance was pulled out by tractor.

Lines company Delta was working late last night to restore power to Mt Cargill Rd residents. 

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