Members of the Williams Lake fire department extinguished a hydro pole on fire on First Avenue North between Oliver and Borland Streets this morning around 9:20 a.m.

Members of the Williams Lake fire department extinguished a hydro pole on fire on First Avenue North between Oliver and Borland Streets this morning around 9:20 a.m.

Update: Williams Lake fire department extinguishes hydro pole fire Wednesday morning

Members of the Williams Lake fire department extinguished a hydro pole fire Wednesday morning.

The RCMP and Williams Lake fire department responded to a hydro pole fire May 22 on First Avenue North between Oliver and Borland Streets.

At around 9 a.m., the fire department arrived, followed by BC Hydro about 20 minutes later.

BC Hydro spokesperson Dave Mosure confirmed the fire destroyed a primary insulator, and caused a power outage.

“Crews did a temporary repair of the pole after the fire was extinguished, and will eventually have to replace the pole,” Mosure said.

A total of 87 people were impacted due to the fire and subsequent pole repair. When crews return to replace the pole, there may be some minor power outages at the time, Mosure added.

 

 

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