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Bird causes white flash over Melbourne

Ross and Russel
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A bird building a nest on a tree over hanging power lines was the cause of a white flash in the sky in Melbourne’s outer-north.

About 150 customers were left without power.

This morning’s rain triggered it, with the water and dust acting as a conductor.

The bird is OK.

3AW’s Ross and John received several online reports from listeners in the Airport West area.

Caller Paul from Wollert says he could see the flash, which he believes may have been something to do with an electrical substation.

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