Power Line Knocked Down, Fire Starts

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(SHUNIAH, ON) – Reports have hit our news desk about a Home Depot truck alleged to have hit a power line, taking it down. The situation then escalated to a transformer fire.

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Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services are on scene and have reported the following:

HAZARD: 1700 block MacKenzie Beach Ave. Power lines down across roadway. Fire crews responding and HydroOne notified. Please avoid area.

UPDATE: HAZARD: Crews on scene reporting active transformer fire. (1:20pm)

UPDATE: HAZARD: HydroOne on scene and working on isolating electrical hazard so fire suppression can commence on pole and surrounding area. Telephone lines also involved as well as damage to electrical services leading into nearby residences.

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MacKenzie Beach Ave is CLOSED in both directions between 1700 and 1770. Residents are advised to avoid area for their safety. (1:58pm)

UPDATE: HAZARD: HydroOne has isolated electrical hazard and fire suppression efforts have commenced. (2:14pm)

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