Vehicle collision in Hazel Dell starts power pole on fire

Accident reportedly stemmed from a physical altercation at a nearby apartment complex

A physical altercation led to a car collision with a power pole Monday night in Hazel Dell that caused a utility pole to catch fire.

The vehicle and utility pole caught fire, which started a display of sparks and flashes that could be seen from a mile away. Occupants managed to exit the vehicle and no injuries were reported. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
The vehicle and utility pole caught fire, which started a display of sparks and flashes that could be seen from a mile away. Occupants managed to exit the vehicle and no injuries were reported. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

On Monday (June 28) at about 10:22 p.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a report of a vehicle collision at the 8200 block of NE Highway 99 in Hazel Dell.  A small sedan had collided with a utility pole.  

The vehicle and utility pole caught fire, which started a display of sparks and flashes that could be seen from a mile away.  Occupants managed to exit the vehicle and no injuries were reported.  

Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The fire could not immediately be extinguished due to the active power lines.  Once the power was cut off by Clark PUD, the fire department was able to address the flames.  

According to a CCSO report, it appears the collision stemmed from a physical altercation that started at a nearby apartment complex.  The incident is still under investigation. 

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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