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Fallen power line sparks problems in Greenmont

Residents in the Green Street/Wilson Avenue area of Morgantown were temporarily left in the dark Sunday evening after sparks began flying from power lines. 

Capt. Jason Quinn of the Morgantown Fire Department said fire crews responded to the area at around 8:57 p.m. after reports of power lines and transformers sparking.  

A video of the event posted to social media shows sparks bursting like fireworks from multiple locations along power lines and utility poles as the lights in nearby windows flicker on and off with each explosion. 

Quinn said once on scene, firefighters discovered a power line had been damaged and consequently fell to the ground.  

MFD secured the area until the power company arrived and took over repairs. 

According to information from Mon Power spokesperson Hannah Catlett, power company crews were still investigating the cause of the sparks and downed wire as of Monday afternoon; however, the issue had been fixed, and the line was back in service by 10:30 p.m. Sunday. 

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