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Woman, dog killed by fallen powerline in ‘freak accident’ in Fresno County, deputies say

By KFSN Staff

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    FRESNO COUNTY, California (KFSN) — A woman and her dog are dead after Fresno County deputies say they were killed by a fallen powerline.

It happened just before 5 am Wednesday near San Mateo Avenue and Highway 180, just east of Mendota.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says a man discovered the woman and called 911.

It’s unclear at this time if a power pole or active lines fell on the woman and dog.

PG&E did respond to the scene.

The deaths remain under investigation.

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