Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lakeside Engine 2 Responds To Power Lines Down

Eucalyptus Hills, CA -

Lakeside firefighters responded to a report of power lines down on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the area of Eucalyptus Hills Drive and Pinehurst Drive. Once in the reported area, the crew from Lakeside Engine 2 found that a Pepper tree had fallen onto the electric and telephone service loops of a private residence just west of the intersection. This caused the power pole supporting these lines to snap and drop the lines onto the ground and into the path of traffic on Eucalyptus Hills Drive.

Lakeside Firefighter directs traffic.

Once the Engine 2 captain surveyed the situation, a request was made for CHP and SDG&E to respond. Engine 2's personnel then isolated the incident and denied entry to civilians until the scene could be made safe by SDG&E.

An SDG&E linesman goes to work.

Story and Photos by: Lakeside Fire Engineer Carl Chiodo

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