Idaho Power crews in place to repair lines burned by fire
Since the end of July, firefighters have been battling the Mustang Complex fire which has now burned more than 281,000 acres. Also in its path is the power line that serves customers in the Salmon area -- and the fire camp, which is home to nearly 1,000 firefighters.
"Idaho Power line crews are assigned to protect power lines where possible and make repairs if poles are damaged," said Lynette Berriochoa with Idaho Power. "The same challenges that firefighters face, like steep terrain and dry, heavy fuels, also make access difficult for Idaho Power’s line crews."
Because winds are expected to gust up to 35 mph today, high fire danger exists and the Idaho Power crews are in place to turn off power or make repairs as soon as possible.
Photos courtesy Idaho Power