Posted on September 15, 2013

Shasta County: PG&E Restores Power in Clover Fire Burn Area

PG&E crews restored power on Saturday (Sept. 14) to the last 10 customers in the Clover Fire burn area in Shasta County.

PG&E crews restored power five hours ahead of schedule to customers impacted by the Clover Fire in Shasta County.

Power was restored at 12:45 p.m., about five hours ahead of schedule.

For customers who need to rebuild damaged or destroyed buildings and re-establish electric service, PG&E will be on hand to answer questions at a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ono-Igo Community Church (6287 Placer Road) in Igo.

PG&E also will address questions on the need to remove trees damaged in the fire that pose a hazard to power lines.

PG&E replaced 173 burned poles, 42 transformers and thousands of feet of power lines damaged in the Clover Fire. To expedite repairs, PG&E crews from as far as Santa Rosa supplemented local crews.

Throughout the repairs, PG&E worked very closely with Cal Fire and other agencies to de-energize power lines for firefighter safety and safely access burn areas.  PG&E set up its mobile command vehicle at the Shasta County Fairgrounds so it could coordinate closely with agencies.

The Clover Fire started Sept. 9 and is 90 percent contained, with full containment expected today. More than 8,000 acres burned with 68 residences and 128 outbuildings destroyed.

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