PHOTOS: A man was rescued from the bucket of a utility truck that caught fire near power lines behind a duplex south of Martha Mitchell Expressway on Wednesday afternoon.
A Pine Bluff fire truck responded to the scene at the 200 block of South Poplar Street at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters appeared to contain the blaze within 30 minutes.
No injuries as a result of the fire were reported, but the accident caused a power failure three blocks wide along South Poplar that affected up to 50 Entergy customers as of 2:35 p.m., according to an interactive map from the power utility.
O'Brennan Moss, who lives in the area, said there was no explosion to the truck when it caught fire but noticed something was wrong when his power went off.
"I came to the window and I looked out and I saw smoke coming out of the bucket," Moss said.