Fire crews are still working on the wildfire near Eagle Crest Resort. Central Electric Cooperative still has one line de-energized at this time due to the fire in the area and a request from the fire incident team. The line will not be energized again until the fire is out.
The use of such fire fighting techniques as fire retardant drops and the use of water hoses can create safety hazards for the crews if their materials come into contact with the energized power lines.
The official cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. Central Electric will post any updates at the Outage Center (www.cec.coop/outage) and on our social media accounts.