On Saturday I went to pick up a “new” couch from a friend of the family. When I got back, my wife told me there had been a loud boom and the power had gone off just before I got home. Then, as we were moving the couch inside, out of the corner of my eye I saw something explode on a power pole just outside our back yard. It sounded like a gunshot.
Eventually the power company came out and fixed it, but it was a little scary to see. One thing I have never desired to be near is an explosion involving power lines.