Runaway driver knocks down power line, starting brush fire off Hwy 41

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A driver ran away after knocking down a power line, starting a brush fire just off Highway 41 in Fresno County Saturday morning.

California Highway Patrol officers say the hit-and-run driver blasted the high voltage line on Elkhorn Avenue, then left the company truck at the scene at around 4 a.m.

Officers say they will be reaching out to the company to question the driver.

Firefighters knocked out the flames on the grassy area where the smoking truck and possibly a charged power line sparked some small fires.
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