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Power Restored to Customers Impacted by Fire-related Outages

Power Restored to Customers Impacted by Fire-related Outages

Crews worked to replace more than 60 poles damaged in the Border Fire

As firefighters make progress on the Border Fire, SDG&E is able to gain access to areas and replace electric poles damaged by the wildfire, which broke out Sunday, June 19. SDG&E crews worked to complete the replacement of more than 60 poles to restore power to all impacted customers.

SDG&E has been in close coordination with fire officials and other agencies to safely restore service to the damaged power lines. The energy company also took proactive steps to protect poles in the path of the fire.

“We would like to thank our first responders for their efforts to contain the wildfire and protect our communities every day,” said John Sowers, vice president of electric distribution operations, SDG&E. “Safety is an uncompromising foundation of our company and we would like to thank our customers for their patience while our crews work in coordination with the fire response efforts to safely restore power.”

As of late last Friday evening, all power was restored to the area.

Follow the conversation on Twitter and get updates from CAL FIRE San Diego and the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties using the hashtag #BorderFire.

Agencies cooperating in response to the Border Fire include: CAL FIRE, San Diego County Fire Authority, Border Patrol, Caltrans, San Diego Sheriff, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Corrections, American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, 2-1-1 San Diego and the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services

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