Downed Power Lines Ignite NJ Brush Fire


By Terrence T. McDonald – The Jersey Journal

Bayonne (NJ) – Three downed power lines exploded, causing a brush fire that resulted in power outages on LeFante Way Tuesday night.

Around 60 people were evacuated from nearby warehouses shortly after 6:30 p.m. as a precaution.

According to Bayonne (NJ) Fire Chief Greg Rogers, a train had reportedly passed around the time of the incident; the downed wires near the Dee & L Warehouse were found pulled and severed in the direction of the adjacent tracks. There were also two leaning utility poles.

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