Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wire Down Call Starts Fires

Lakeside, CA -

A vehicle struck a utility pole in Lakeside on March 3, 2016, bringing down high-voltage electrical lines and starting two small fires. Engine 1 from the Riverview Fire Station responded to the 9400 block of Marilla Drive and confirmed the traffic collision was non-injury. Firefighters secured the scene to wait for SDG&E to cut the power before extinguishing the two small fires. Assisting units included E3,M2 and Div. 4103 (Hisaw).

Incidents involving power lines can be very dangerous. ANY downed power line must be considered live until the power is confirmed shut-off by SDG&E.

Lakeside FF-PM Brandon Battaglia secures the north side.

Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photo by: FF-PM Bing Tom, Lakeside Fire District

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