Sixteen Pacific Power crew members, from Yreka, Calif., Grants Pass, Medford, Bend and Portland, Ore. are working behind the active fire areas to help Pacific Gas & Electric restore electricity.
Over the next 10 to 14 days, they'll work to rebuild the area's distribution system by putting in poles, stringing transmission line and reconnecting customers to the power they need to begin their recovery.
The crew at work consists of 12 linemen, 2 foremen, a manager and a mechanic. They left on Oct. 15 for a base camp outside Santa Rosa from which this highly-skilled team will be deployed as needed.
Pacific Power serves 45,000 customers in northern California in Del Norte, Siskiyou and Modoc counties, which are beyond the fire zone.