Snapped power line in Easton sparks fires

EASTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A power line snapped in Easton early Monday morning, sending sparks and flames down the road.

Evan Lietner, who lives across the street from the scene, recalled when his wife first saw the flames.

“She looks out the window, and goes, ‘Oh my God, the yard is on fire,” he said.

But as one fire burned outside, two others suddenly sparked inside the family’s home.

“Four-year-old in one arm, the bigger dog in the other one, and she grabbed our baby and small dog, and we ran out here,” Lietner said.

Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge says the chaos was unleashed when the power line first snapped.

National Grid says a nearby car crash caused the line to break free. In the crash, a car hit a utility pole and caused the pole to snap.

Part of the line landed in the road, but the other part hit the service line connected to the Lietner’s home.

The fire was contained to the basement with minimal damage.

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