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Crane hits power lines, starts fire

November 17, 2022  By CTV News

A fire that was started when a crane at an LRT construction site hit power lines on Byron Avenue knocked out power to nearly 2,300 Hydro Ottawa customers.

Ottawa Fire Services says crews were called to Byron and New Orchard avenues Monday afternoon when a crane hit the wires, which started a fire. Hydro Ottawa reported a forced power outage affecting 2,280 customers for safety reasons. Power was out for about two hours.

No one has been reported hurt.

(CTV News)

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