Police are looking for the driver of a van that crashed into a power pole in Katikati last night.

Police media spokesperson said the van crashed into a power pole and brought down the lines on Hot Springs Rd.

Police received a call reporting the crash about 8.30pm.

A small vegetation fire was sparked from the incident but it was unclear whether it was caused by the crashed vehicle or the struck power lines.

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The police were searching for the driver and making inquiries into the incident.