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Downed, energized power line burns through road in New Milford

A downed but still energized power line burned through a road in New Milford early this morning. Water Witch Hose was notified around 1am about an unknown type fire on Long Mountain Road. 

Responding firefighters discovered the line burning on the roadway near North Valley Road. Long Mountain was shut down at the intersections of Grandview and Hine Road while Eversource responded.  The fire burned through the roadway for an hour before the power was shut down at by Utility crews. 

A small brush fire was extinguished, a nearby truck and camper were checked out for damage and firefighters flooded the molten hot asphalt with 1,000 gallons of water.  

Water Witch Hose cautioned residents to consider all downed wires as live until rehung by Eversource.

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Rich Valdes

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