Live wire sticking up out of yard
I was doing some gardening, digging only a few inches, when I came across a piece of electric wire. I figured it was dead wire and tried to pull it. It seemed pretty well stuck so I just went to push the end back into the wet soil when it make a pop sound and smokey smell.
The wire says "UF" on the side. A neighbor told me that the previous homeowner used to have a lamppost at that location.
So.. what do I need to do in order to safely terminate this wire? Thank you.