Driver slams into power pole and causes gas line fire

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Driver slammed into power pole

SUN CITY - Grand Avenue in Sun City West is back open Sunday morning after a gas line fire.

Flames broke out after a driver smashed their car into a power pole, causing the power lines to short-circuit. The fire shut down portions of the road in both directions.

A spokesperson from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said, " The line that was actually on fire was a smaller line but the line next to it was a bigger line and had the heat caused the bigger line to rupture, we could have had a real big problem."

It took crews several hors to get that fire under control and there were some power outages as a result. Nobody was hurt in this incident.