Tuesday, Sept. 25, Update: PG&E has restored service to all customers who were impacted by outages as a result of the Coal Fire in Shasta County. The final 150 customers were restored by 6:45 p.m. on Monday. PG&E crews continue to make final repairs on a 115kv transmission line, but no customers are impacted. A PG&E Mobile Command Vehicle that was on site to provide information and water to customers has now left the area.
Monday, Sept. 24, Update: PG&E crews continue to make repairs to damage caused by the Coal Fire. So far, crews have repaired or replaced five distribution poles and progress is being made to needed repairs on the 60kv transmission poles and wires. PG&E representatives continue to provide information and water and Gatorade to impacted residents from a Mobile Command Vehicle parked at the O’Brien pullout of I-5. PG&E now estimates that power to the remaining 150 customers who lost it due to fire damage will be restored sometime today.
The story below was posted on Sunday, Sept. 23:
Shasta County: PG&E Reaching Out to Customers after Coal Fire Cuts Power
PG&E representatives were in the Lakeview Estates area of Shasta County today (Sept. 23) after the fast-moving Coal Fire cut off power to about 1,000 customers.
The fire, which started Friday near the intersection of I-5 and Gilman Road, caused extensive damage to PG&E transmission and distribution electric equipment. Power has been restored to many customers, but about 150 customers are likely to be without power for several days.
On Sunday, PG&E customer-care staffers checked on customers and handed out informational flyers in the affected area. PG&E also set up one of its Mobile Command vehicles at the O’Brien pullout of I-5 where flyers, water and Gatorade were available today and will be available Monday.
Due to the difficult terrain in the area and access issues, customers might be without power until Wednesday. PG&E is working with local authorities to assist customers who need it.
Forest Service said Sunday afternoon that the 241-acre Coal Fire was 100 percent contained.