Dump truck hits pole, starts grass fire
August 13th, 2013 - 5:41am
(Dungeness) -- A dump truck clipped a power pole in the Dungeness area yesterday, knocking out power and causing a grass fire.
It happened about noon at Kitchen-Dick and Woodcock roads.
Witnesses say the truck hit the power pole on the south-east corner causing the power lines to fall and spark a grass fire.
The fire was contained to the dry grasses along the roadway as the pasture had irrigated crops that limited the potential for spread.
Clallam PUD had to shut off the power. About 85 PUD customers were without electricity as a result.
No one was hurt in the accident. The sheriff's office is investigating.
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