OAKLAND -- Two football fans were rushed to the hospital Sunday from the Raiders game after they raised a flag pole into a high-voltage power line, authorities said.

The people had electrical burns from the roughly 8:35 a.m. incident in the northeast parking lot at the Coliseum near Baldwin Court, said Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Darin White. Their injuries were not considered life threatening, he added.

No further information was available about the fans.

White said the pole was at least 20 feet tall, but he wasn't sure what sort of flag the fans were hoisting ahead of the 1:25 p.m. game between the Raiders and Steelers.

Pacific Gas & Electric said it didn't see any outages after the fans touched the 115 kilovolt transmission line.

White said alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.

Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow him at Twitter.com/melvinreport.



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