Westbury backyard fire sparked by snagged wires, police say

Westbury firefighters respond to a fire on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Westbury. A cement truck hit low-hanging electrical wires on a side street in Westbury, snapping a utility pole and starting a backyard fire -- after the wires fell into a fish pond, police said. (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

A cement truck hit low-hanging electrical wires on a side street in Westbury on Thursday morning, snapping a utility pole and starting a backyard fire — after the wires fell into a fish pond.

Nassau County police said the bizarre chain of events happened on Cypress Lane West and was reported in a 911 call at 9:34 a.m.

Police said that after the wires fell into a backyard fish pond at...

Fuente: NEWSDAY