Fallen Power Line Sparks Fire as Hurricane Ian Nears Naples

A downed power line in Naples, Florida was seen sparking a fire on September 28, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of Hurricane Ian nearing the city that day.

Video recorded by Erik Mogelvang shows a dangling power line sparking a fire as steam rises from the street.

Mogelvang told Storyful it had a plastic-like burning smell as he was recording the video.

The NWS reported that Hurricane Ian strengthened to a Category 4 storm by Wednesday morning, and was located approximately 25 miles west of Fort Myers at 2 pm. Credit: Erik Mogelvang via Storyful

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