CCEC Monitors Chetco Bar Fire
Fire Update September 4, 2017
CCEC staff continues to coordinate daily with the Chetco Bar Fire Incident Command. As of this update none of CCEC's power lines or equipment have been damaged by the fire and we can safely provide service to 100% of our system.
Fire Update August 23, 2017
CCEC continues to work with Chetco Bar Fire Incident Command on the status of the fire and proximity to our transmission system. While the fire is not as close to our system as originally projected, we do have a plan in place to coordinate with fire personnel to prioritize and maintain power delivery to the Brookings area.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CCEC) is closely monitoring the Chetco Bar Fire and line crews are ready to mobilize and respond to power outages. CCEC’s action plan includes maintaining electrical service to areas threatened by the fire until physical damage to our system, such as downed power lines, makes supplying power unsafe or impossible.
According to Roger Meader, CCEC General Manager/CEO, “the fire is currently encroaching on our transmission line in the Timeus Ranch Road area off of Carpenterville Road".
Be safe during power outages. If you encounter downed lines, always assume they are live. Stay as far away from the downed lines as possible, and report the situation to our dispatchers by calling 1-866-352-9044.
Individuals who use electrically powered medical equipment should be prepared for power outages. Make sure back-up batteries are fully charged and back-up oxygen tanks are available and full.