Bighorn Fire Update

As scheduled, Trico turned off its generator to perform maintenance earlier this morning (7-6-2020).  The maintenance was completed, and the generator was refueled.  The generator has been restarted and is currently operating.

Power has been restored to most of Mt. Lemmon.  This includes, Summerhaven, Radio Ridge, Soldiers Camp, Mt. Bigelow, Organization Ridge, Palisades, Girl Scout Camp and Willow Canyon.  The east slope of Mt. Lemmon remains deenergized.   

Trico continues to work with fire officials to assess the extent of any damage to the line serving Mt. Lemmon.  It may be necessary to deenergize certain lines as firefighters continue their work.  We will continue to provide updates on our website (trico.coop) and on social media.

Thank you to the firefighters who continue to do a great job of protecting Mt. Lemmon.

If you have questions, please contact Trico dispatch at 520-744-2944. We will continue to provide updates at www.trico.coop and on social media.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR CRASHES INTO A UTILITY POLE

Accidents happen. Do you know what to do if your car crashed into an electric utility pole? Knowing what to do could be the difference between life and death.
Always consider power lines and other electrical equipment to be live and dangerous. If a power line falls on your vehicle and there is no fire:
  • Your safest option is to stay inside your vehicle until help arrives. The vehicle acts as a path for the electrical current to travel to reach the ground. You are safe inside the vehicle, but if you get out, you could be electrocuted.
  • Call 911 or Trico for help.
If a power line falls on your vehicle and there is a fire:
  • Jump out of the vehicle, making sure NO part of your body or clothing touches the ground and vehicle at the same time.
  • Land with both feet together and in small, shuffling steps, move at least 40 feet away from the vehicle.
  • The ground could be energized. Shuffling away with both feet together decreases the risk of electrical shock.

Trico Electric is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.
Si necesita esta información en español, por favor llame al (520) 744-2944 para ayuda.

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8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658

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