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7/9/04-Longview

Balloon Hits Longview Power Line

      Some anxious moments this morning for one balloon pilot in Longview as he has a close encounter with a power line. The balloon involved was the popular "Panda-monium". Around 8:20 Friday morning, fire crews rushed to Loop 281 near Bill Owens parkway where witnesses say the balloon had touched power lines.

     Firefighters say the power lines burned and separated, and the balloon came to rest, fortunately, in an open grassy area. There were four people in the basket, 2 adults and 2 children, but no one was injured.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. 

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