Teen Hit Pole, Sparking Brush Fire in Putnam

A 16-year-old driver hit a utility pole, sparking a brush fire in Putnam and knocking out power, on Thursday evening, according to police.

Police said the crash happened on Mechanic Street in the area of Groveland Avenue around 4 p.m. 

Wires came down in the crash and power was out to parts of Putnam and Thompson. 

Fire departments from Putnam, East Putnam, Attawaugan, West Thompson adn Woodstock responded. 

Mechanic Street remains closed on Friday morning.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was brought to Day Kimball Hospital.

Police are investigating the crash.

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