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Downed Wire Ignites House Fire

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 11:17 AM EDT
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Downed Wire Ignites House

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A wild morning of power outages and downed trees left one family out of their home this morning.

Live wires came down along the unit block of Budhollow Lane in Willingboro, N.J. around 8 a.m. sparking a fire in a shed and a home along the quiet suburban block.

No one was hurt and the extent of damage wasn’t clear.

Burlington County dispatchers said that they couldn’t say for sure if icy weather caused the wire to go down.

An ice storm caused trees and wires to go down all across South Jersey and across the river in Pennsylvania early Wednesday.

In total, more than 500,000 customers lost power at the height of power issues.

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