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BC Hydro crews replace poles after Lytton wildfire

BC Hydro crews, including vegetation crews, were called in to replace three poles and install new wire after a wildfire near Lytton in the Fraser Canyon burned through three power poles and caused a temporary power outage.

The Lytton wildfire forced the evacuation of nearly a dozen homes as high winds caused the fire — which started Aug. 31 near the CN Rail yard on the west side of the Fraser River — to spread fast.

The first slide show below shows damage to BC Hydro's power line, while the second one shows BC Hydro crews making repairs.

Wildfires still burn along roadside at Lytton as BC Hydro crews arrive. Show caption
BC Hydro crews inspect a power line - now de-energized for safety - after poles burned down in wildfire. Show caption
Almost nothing remains of a power pole ravaged by wildfire. Show caption
Power pole is damaged enough to require replacement. Show caption
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BC Hydro crews take barge across the Thompson River to get to damaged power lines. Show caption
Crews replace a pole alongside a roadway. Show caption
Repairs required an assortment of equipment for quick, safe, repair. Show caption
One of three poles is replaced. Show caption
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