A hunter's stray bullet brought down a power line, sparking a brush fire in Bern Township, officials said.
Firefighters got the call shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday to respond to the area of West Leesport and Rickenbach roads.
The hunter's stray bullet hit a conductor, causing one of Met-Ed's main transmission lines to fall to the ground.
The fallen line knocked out electricity to about 2,000 nearby homes and businesses and sparked a fire that burned a 25-foot by 30-foot patch of brush, officials said.
The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived.
Met-Ed managed to restore power in about five minutes.