Anza Electric Cooperative responds to Rock Fire

Anza Electric Cooperative crew members lift a new steel pole into position to replace a wooden utility pole burned by the Rock Fire Tuesday, Aug. 24. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Anza Valley Outlook Staff Crews from the Anza Electric Cooperative and their telecommunications division ConnectAnza responded to a fire call in the Bailey and Ramsey Road area Aug. 24. The Rock Fire was quickly growing and threatening utility structures, homes and outbuildings. “Our field personnel were on scene within minutes of receipt of the report,” AEC operations manager Brian Baharie said. “We de-energized affected portions of the circuit for the safety of residents and first responders. By 8:30 p.m. that evening, we had electric service restored to all but 29 locations within the damaged area.” AEC was also able to debut its new 300-gallon portable fire suppression trailer, specifically designed for use on smoldering power poles. [caption id="attachment_51391" a
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