WATCH: Utility worker escapes injury as power line catches fire

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MANCHESTER TWP, N.J. (WILX) -- A New Jersey utility worker narrowly escaped disaster after severe weather knocked down power lines.

When a Manchester Township worker was trying to get the wire off of a traffic light, it caught fire as soon as it hit the ground.

Fortunately, the worker was not injured.

Operations personnel with Jersey Central Power and Light are reviewing the video of the fire and the incident is under investigation.