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Fire service respond after tree falls on live overhead power lines

PUBLISHED: 16:27 24 January 2018

A tree has fallen on top of a live overhead power line in Flixton Road, Bungay. Photo: Google.

A tree has fallen on top of a live overhead power line in Flixton Road, Bungay. Photo: Google.

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A tree has fallen on top of a set of live overhead power lines in Bungay.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue were alerted at 10.22am this morning following reports a fallen tree in Flixton Road was in contact with overhead electrical cable.

One crew attended to monitor the situation before a second took over the operation.

A spokesman said: “As the cables are live a crew will remain on scene for safety reasons until UK Power Networks arrive to fix the problem.”

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “Engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to deal with a tree which has come into contact with an overhead line in Flixton Road, Bungay.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.”

The fallen tree is not causing any obstruction to the road.

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