42-year-old Brit Gary Davies watched on in shock as his dog Bailey, a Staffordshire bull terrier, lifted his leg to a live power line and ended up in flames.
Said Davies, “There was an almighty explosion and the whole street lit up. I turned round and the dog was on fire.”
148 residences in Middlestone Moor, Co Durham were powerless for five hours. Bailey was treated for burns and is recovering at home.