- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

NAPOLEON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police say a hot-air balloon struck a power line while descending in southern Michigan, knocking out power to a few dozen homes.

No one was injured. Napoleon Township police Officer Paul Albrecht tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot (https://bit.ly/29IEJG0 ) that the balloon was part of a Friday morning launch for Jackson’s Hot Air Jubilee and was landing in an open field behind a home in Jackson County.

Balloon passenger Diane Stevens of Jackson says the balloon “just clipped the power line.” Police and a utility crew responded.

Hot Air Jubilee safety director David Seekell says no one was hurt and the balloon didn’t sustain significant damage. The event runs through Sunday.


Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, https://www.mlive.com/jackson

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