Live Wire Falls on Cars, Causes Fire
Two cars were completely destroyed after a power line snapped and came down on top of them Tuesday morning.
According to authorities, the incident happened along Southwest 62nd Avenue in South Miami. Police Major with the South Miami Police, Renee Landa said that it appeared that the wire snapped and fell on top of the cars, causing a fire to break out.
The owner of the two vehicles, Leroy McKinney, woke up Tuesday to see smoke and flames coming from his Chrysler 300 and Ford Explorer that were parked right outside his apartment. Both McKinney and South Miami Police are grateful that no one was injured in the incident.
Officials have not determined why the power line snapped and an investigation is still underway.
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