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You'll never believe what sparked this catastrophic forest fire

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Nicole Karkic
Weather Broadcaster

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 5:58 PM -

A Norwegian skier was out for a cross-country run with his family when they encountered a huge electrical arc scorching nearby trees. 

The event was caused by wet snow and ice weighing down a 130,000 volt power line. 


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It sent a writhing bolt of electricity into the forest and down to the ground. 

It all happened a few metres from the ski trail where the family had been just a few minutes before. 

Luckily, nobody was injured.

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