WATCH: 11,000 volts are earthed in a field

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The video below, taken by Fire Station Commander Tony Collins, shows what happened when an overhead line failed and earthed.

The failure occurred at around 10pm last night (April 28), at Fulfordlees, near Cockburnspath.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service teams from Dunbar and Eyemouth were quickly on the scene, as were representatives of SP Energy Networks.

Tony said the morning after: “We made the scene safe and reassured neighbours, but there was not much else for us to do. Looked spectacular, though!”