Bird hits power lines, catches fire

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS at Swan Hill were count­ing their lucky stars re­cently after a mag­pie had flown into power lines.

The poor bird ig­nited on im­pact and when it hit the ground started a fire in a crop. Luck­ily the crop was still pretty green and the fire was con­fined to about an acre.

If it had hap­pened a month later when the crop had dried out it could have had dire con­se­quences, ac­cord­ing to the brigade’s cap­tain Den­nis Turner.

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