SACRAMENTO– Sounds backward, but heavy rains caused a pole on Riverside Boulevard to go up in flames.
It happened after the rain came down on the brittle casing holding the wires.
When the rain hit the brittle case, it cracked, which in turn caused the wires to spark.
SMUD officials says the case became weak after the long period of hot weather.
Luckily, emergency crews were able to quickly put the fire out.
SMUD officials are now working to make sure the wires are safe, and won’t cause anymore damage.