Valley Fire Prompts Mutual Aid Utility Response

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Recovering from the Valley Fire damage is a monumental task. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the wildfire:

  • destroyed 1,958 structures including 1,280 homes
  • damaged another 93 structures
  • burned 118 square miles north of Sonoma
  • cost four people their lives

High among recovery priorities was the restoration of the electrical grid components devastated by the blaze. Without hesitation, our field crews stepped up to lend our assistance to the overworked utility crews and victims in the fire area.

During ‪PublicPowerWeek, we would like to acknowledge our crews, and all of the other public power utility crews who came together to replace 49 poles, install insulators and cross arms, and string 35,000 feet of aluminum wire to rebuild almost 7 miles of the 21-kilovolt line that was destroyed in the Valley Fire. The team included:



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