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Hot Air Balloon brings down Power Cables (Wilts, England)

Local news reports for the South of England (including the county of Wiltshire) mention a recent incident involving a hot air balloon bringing down electricity cables near ro Devizes (Wilts).

According to the brief report we heard there were no injuries to the occupants of the Hot Air Balloon, who exited the basket without harm. Nevertheless emergency services were called to attend the incident and some nearby properties were without power for a period of time.

As far as we can see this has not yet been widely reported on the internet but it is included on the BBC Wiltshire pages at

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Date of this News Page: 3 January 2009.
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