Oakland, California 2021-01-12 21:11:31 –
Auckland — Firefighters and police closed roads in Auckland Hills after a single injured collision caused a utility pole to collapse and at least two small fires broke out.
At around 4:20 pm, firefighters were informed of a car accident on Shepherd Canyon Road between Snake Road and Pasolo Bulls Drive, said Auckland firefighter spokesman Michael Hunt.
Upon arrival, the firefighters found the injured holding the handle of the BMW Coupe, provided care until the arrival of the rescue workers, and took them to the hospital listed in a stable condition.
According to Hunt, the collision damaged a nearby transformer, causing at least two fires and quickly extinguishing them.
“This year alone, OFD has eased more than 65 miles of roadsides to prevent the spread of wildfires from such incidents,” Hunt said.
“As we saw today, when a vehicle gets off the road and lowers a utility pole, it is very likely that a serious fire will occur in a fire-risk zone. 10 to 15 feet on Shepherd Canyon Road. Once cleared, the poles wouldn’t land on trees or dry brushes, preventing the rapid spread of wildfires. “
The Pacific Gas and Electric crew also responded to the area, with reports of power outages in several homes around Montclair Village.
🛑 A vehicle accident in the Shepherd Canyon between Snake Road and Pasolo Bulls Drive dropped the vote and cut off power to the area and the village of Montclair. The transformer fire was immediately contained. The patient was taken to a local hospital. The road is closed. 🛑 pic.twitter.com/vJ7QKuRCYY
— Auckland Fire Department (CA) (@ OaklandFireCA) January 13, 2021
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