Klickitat PUD Outlines Work During Fire

Klickitat PUD staff has been in the field inspecting lines within the area of the Newell Road Fire, putting out burning poles and replacing damaged equipment.    The main focus is ensuring customers in or near impacted areas have power.  As of Monday morning, the PUD reported only five customers out of power for a very short amount of time.  PUD crews are on site to support firefighting efforts by de-energizing lines when necessary and re-energizing them as soon as possible.  Additionally, staff prewired generators at water and wastewater treatment facilities near the fire area to ensure continuity of these essential services during this emergency.  To ensure the safety of KPUD staff, we shut down the renewable natural gas facility when the fire was at its worst around the Roosevelt landfill.  Thanks to firefighting efforts, the threat to the facility was reduced and it was brought back online within 6 hours.  Customers are encouraged to immediately contact Klickitat PUD at 800-548-8357. 

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