Firefighters wait for BC Hydro

Salmon Arm firefighters kept their eyes on a smouldering hydro pole for an hour last Friday until BC Hydro workers arrived

  • Jul. 22, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Salmon Arm firefighters kept their eyes on a smouldering hydro pole for an hour last Friday until BC Hydro workers arrived.

Salmon Arm fire chief Brad Shirley says firefighters were called to the pole at 2650 50th St. SW at 4:55 p.m. July 17.

Shirley says firefighters threw a bit of water on the area but waited for BC Hydro because of the dangers associated with pouring water on live wires.

“There are ways to extinguish, but it’s dangerous and the fire was not threatening people or property,” he says, noting BC Hydro arrived about an hour later and the fire was extinguished at 6:21 p.m.

 

Salmon Arm Observer