Fire service respond after tree falls on live overhead power lines

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. - Credit: Archant

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.


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“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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