Approximately 16,000 people were without power in Mississauga Saturday after a freak weather event damaged a power line.

A wind situation caused a small twister to form and carry hay from a farmer's field into the line, an Enersource Hydro Mississauga representative said.

The farmer had just finished cutting his field, near Eglinton Avenue and Mavis Road, when the strange weather caused the outage just before 1 p.m.

The hay caught on fire on the line and damaged the equipment, then flew back onto the ground, casing another small blaze.

Enersource Hydro began restoring power to some residents 10 minutes after the accident, and the grid was completely back up around 2:15 p.m.