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Bird Caused Grass Fire On Hwy 49

Sonora, Ca — The cause of a 10 x 75 ft. roadside fire this morning on Hwy 49 near Sims Rd. has been determined to be a bird flying into a power line.

?It caused sparks when the bird touched the line,? says CAL Fire Information Officer Lisa Williams. ?I wouldn´t say that this type of thing happens a lot, but it can occur.?

The report came in at 11:30am, and the incident was closed at 12:30pm. No dollar damage was reported.

Written by BJ Hansen