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Trucker’s utility pole hit-and-run sparks fire at nearby business


A semi truck knocked over a utility pole and sparked a fire in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. 

The accident happened on May 5th at 322 Main St. in Brookville. 

According to The Punxsutawney Spirit, a tractor trailer struck a utility pole, knocking it over, and quickly fled the scene. 

The power lines running to the nearby Plyler’s Car Wash then began smoldering above the building, causing a fire concern and electrically charging the building. 

The Brookville Fire Company then contacted the power company and waited for them to cut the power to the building before addressing the smoldering fire on the roof. 

Thankfully, the damage was kept at a minimum and no one was hurt. 

“Once Penelec arrived and cut the power, crews were able to access the roof and overhaul the smoldering areas of the roof,” the fire company said in a Facebook post. “The fire was contained to one corner of the roof with minimal fire damage.”

Officials have not identified the driver responsible for the ordeal.

Box 2-AHH 5/5/2021 07:35 Chief 2 was dispatched for electric lines down from a hit and run MVA. A tractor trailer struck…

Posted by Brookville Fire Company on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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