[UPDATE 3:30 p.m.] Report of Small Fire Likely Started by Downed PG&E Lines on Table Bluff
A small vegetation fire reportedly started about 3 p.m. on near the intersection of Table Bluff Rd and Quinn Road northwest of Loleta. First reports indicate that power lines are down and may have started the 10′ x 10′ spot.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
UPDATE 3:13 p.m.: Loleta Fire reports there were no flames when they arrived on scene of the downed lines.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The Incident Commander is now reporting that there was a fire but forward progress has been stopped at 2/10’s of an acre.
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Downed PG&E lines igniting a fire? Unheard of.
All utilities around the world have to deal with downed power lines. Only difference here is we are dealing with a prolonged drought , mother nature, and stupid laws which target utiiries for liabilities. A bonanza for the lawyers and insurance companies. Meanwhile we end up having the highest rates in the country. These are all government policies , rules and regulations. You get what you vote for. Buy an electric car that you can’t charge when there is a heat wave or cold snap! Thats,what the geniuses tell us . No there isn’t enough solar ,wind power to meet our needs. Never will be. All a scam.
Your response is confusing. Are you saying that if we continue burning fossil fuels, eliminate regulations to curb emissions, and stop holding utilities like PG&E legally and financially liable when their equipment causes fires, explosions, etc., then we won’t have fires, and maybe climate change will reverse itself to the — good old days, like 1952? Sorry, that doesn’t make any sense to me. And of course you can charge an electric car when there’s a heat wave or cold snap, if there’s power available, and usually there is. You could even create your own power source with your solar array or wind machines, and a battery bank. I can’t declare if there will be enough solar and wind power to meet ALL our needs, especially if we keep increasing our needs because we feel entitled to every luxury technology develops, but there easily can be enough to meet a large percentage of our needs, reducing our use of fossil fuel (of which there is also a finite supply) and thus the emissions and environmental destruction that contribute to catastrophic weather. The more we support renewable energy, the more independent of fossil fuel we will become. We may never reach 100%, but that doesn’t meant it’s a scam. Those who have made their fortunes on fossil fuel and made the rest of us dependent on it — that’s the scam.