Storm knocks down power lines in northwest

Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Power lines knocked down by Tuesday night’s storm led to some smoke and sparks at an Austin home, but no injuries.

The lines came down on a residence at 505 Ninth St. NW at around 11 p.m. According to a police report, sparks were seen on the roof and some smoke was smelled in and around the home.

Flames were never apparent, the report states.

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The home’s occupants all got outside, and the Austin Fire Department and Austin Utilities were able to pull the lines from the residence.