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Power line down on Waianuenue Avenue Monday afternoon

Fire/rescue crews await HELCO to arrive and shut-off power to an electrical line which went down on Waianuenue Avenue between Hospice of Hilo and Hilo Medical Center. The live power line started a grass fire alongside the road.

Fire/rescue crews await HELCO to arrive and shut-off power to an electrical line which went down on Waianuenue Avenue between Hospice of Hilo and Hilo Medical Center. The live power line started a grass fire alongside the road. Photography by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

HELCO crew arrives on scene to de-energize the power line and make repairs. Photography by Rick Ogata/Special to Hawaii 24/7

HELCO crew arrives on scene to de-energize the power line and make repairs. Photography by Rick Ogata/Special to Hawaii 24/7

Photography by Rick Ogata/Special to Hawaii247.com

A live power line ignites grass and brush alongside Waianuenue Avenue. Photography by Rick Ogata/Special to Hawaii 24/7

A live power line ignites grass and brush alongside Waianuenue Avenue. Photography by Rick Ogata/Special to Hawaii 24/7

By Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

A power line went down Monday afternoon on Waianuenue Avenue between Hospice of Hilo and Hilo Medical Center. Power was out in the area and the downed lines started a grass fire next to the roadway. HELCO crews along with Oceanic Time Warner Cable crews are on scene to power-down the lines and make repairs.

Traffic was re-routed through Rainbow Drive. Fire/rescue crews along with police blocked the roadway while the live power line was energized.

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