Smoke pours from a distributor box next to a home in a Williams Lake trailer park Wednesday.

Smoke pours from a distributor box next to a home in a Williams Lake trailer park Wednesday.

Distributor box catches fire

A fire occurred in a customer-owned distributor box for a series of trailers on Broadway Avenue North Wednesday.

A fire occurred in a customer-owned distributor box for a series of trailers on Broadway Avenue North Wednesday.

The Williams Lake Fire Department attended the scene around noon.

“The fire was coming from the power pole down to the distribution box where each trailer would have its own cut off,” fire chief Randy Isfeld says. “It was energized when we got there, but we managed to de-engergize it and eventually the breaker blew.”

BC Hydro’s communications manager Dave Mosure says a switch burnt up. Hydro crews went out and made it safe.

Stormy weather in and around Williams Lake on July 22 left several customers without power.

As temperatures rapidly rose, the wind picked up, dark clouds gathered, and there was lightning and thunder, resulting in 12.4 milimetres of rain falling in less than an hour in Williams Lake.

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