Bird hits power lines, catches fire
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.