Downed power line causes cars to catch fire at Louisville dealership

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by Brooke Hasch

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 23 at 6:24 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A day after a severe storm rolled through Kentuckiana, staff at the Town and Country Ford dealership, on Preston Highway, are picking up the pieces.

"It was like a war zone, it really was, because all the lights were popping. It was hectic," Tim Bradley, the dealership's sales manager said.

Minutes after straight lines winds whipped through the dealership's lot, a power line slammed into a row of used cars.

"It started flopping because of the wind and because of the electricity going through it, it just was bouncing up and down," Bradley said.

The active line ignited a fire that spread down the whole row, totaling nine vehicles in its path and knocking out power to five thousand people for several hours.

"We're just trying to clean up today and sell cars," Bradley said.

The cost of the damage remains unknown.

"We'll let the insurance decide. That's all we can do," Bradley said.

 

 

 

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