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Officials: Squirrel downed power lines that killed SC teen girl

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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -

Authorities say a teenage girl was electrocuted by a power line that fell because of a squirrel.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says crews were responding to a call about a grass fire on Thursday night in the Slabtown community when they found 16-year-old Emily Rose Donald.

Shore says Donald was pronounced dead at the scene after coming into contact with the line.

Blue Ridge Electric says the power line fell after smoldering for several hours after a squirrel was electrocuted at the top of a power pole.

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