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Owl Causes Power Outage in Santa Barbara

Published On: Jan 02 2014 12:49:32 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 02 2014 12:54:33 PM CST

Neighbors saw white flash

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Firefighters said an great horned owl caused a power outage after landing on a power line along Salsipuedes Street.

The line snapped and the owl was electrocuted.

Neighbors for miles around said they saw a white flash.

The power was rerouted and returned in about a minute, but crews kept one block near Victoria Avenue closed until the dangling line was fixes.

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