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Vehicle collision near Route 44 snaps telephone pole, leads to tree fire



Photo courtesy of Lakeville Fire Department

A crash near Route 44 led to a fire and damage to a pole.

According to the Lakeville Fire Department, a call came in just before noon Friday for a car that had crashed into a utility pole on Cross Street near Shamrock.

Responders arrived to find the vehicle empty, the operator had left the area.

A utility pole was snapped and blocked the road.

Arching wires caused a fire in a nearby tree. Engine 1 remained on scene until utility crews could make the area safe.

The incident is under investigation.

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