Drone downs power lines in Hollywood, hundreds affected for a few hours

Consider this a dramatization (it’s not the actual drone in question). (credit: Kevin Baird)

Officials in Los Angeles told Ars that a small drone knocked out power to hundreds of Hollywood residents after it crashed into an overhead electrical wire.

The incident, which took place on Monday at around 1:20pm, happened at the corner of Larrabee Street and Sunset Boulevard, just one block from the famed Whisky A Go Go music venue.

“Numerous witnesses said they saw a drone hit power lines just prior to power going out,” Lt. Edward Ramirez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told Ars.

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