Large branch falls and sparks small fire

TREE PIC

MASON CITY, Iowa – A large tree branch has fallen near North Madison and 1st Street NW in Mason City.

It happened around 7:00pm on Saturday. Authorities said the branch hit a power line, causing it to fall over too. The power line landed on top of an underground gas line, causing a leak and sparking a very small, contained fire.

Alliant Energy crews and the Mason City Fire Department were on the scene. No injuries have been reported.

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