Vehicle catches fire after striking power poll

ABILENE, Texas -

A driver had a close call late Monday afternoon while driving on Highway 80 in the west part of Abilene.

The driver told authorities he had a blow out, lost control of his Chevy Suburban, and drove into the ditch...knocking down a power poll.

That caused the power lines to fall on top of his car setting it and the grass around it on fire.

The 32-year-old man was not injured and firefighters got the fire out before it burned too much area.

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