Fire crews respond to downed power lines

Fire and police briefs from around Hope and the surrounding area

  • Dec. 17, 2015 7:00 a.m.

In a span of a few days last week, fire crews attended a series of hydro pole related incidents.

In the early morning of Dec. 6 on the south side of Highway 1 on Laidlaw and Dent roads firefighters were on scene for a power pole that was smoking. That situation was likely storm related according to Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy.

In the afternoon on Dec. 7 a power pole was down in Hope and the next afternoon another was down on Tom Berry Road from an incident involving a truck. On Dec. 10 a tractor trailer struck a power pole near the McDonald’s restaurant and resulting damage sheared the pole, breaking it. Firefighters were there to make the area safe until hydro authorities arrived and replaced wires.

“Fortunately in all these cases we’ve had no one injured and all volunteer firefighters returned home after each [incident] safely,” said DeSorcy.

Fire on George Road

Fire and police responded to a structure fire on Saturday, Dec. 5 on George Road at Shxw’ow’hamel. Responding to a 4 p.m. call, eight firefighters attended to a home that was reported as being abandoned. It was fully involved in fire upon their arrival and crews knocked the structure down. RCMP took over the investigation, which remains ongoing as The Standard goes to press. However police confirm that no one was injured as a result of the fire.

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