Car crashes into pole; power lines start a fire

April 2, 2011 7:17:20 PM PDT
A one car accident caused a big, fiery mess on Long Island.

An 80-year-old woman crashed her car into a utility pole on Bryant Avenue in Roslyn Harbor.

The driver got out of the car safely, but moments later downed power lines sparked a fire.

The flames became so intense they melted the asphalt and a gas line started on fire.

Two fire departments kept the gas-fueled fire under control until the gas company shut-off the line.

Five homes were evacuated near the accident site as a precaution.

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