A BC Hydro worker works on a felled power line by the Smithers airport Tuesday evening.

Wire fire takes out airport Hydro connection

Smithers airport relied on a generator after a Hydro wire fell to the ground and started a grass fire Tuesday evening.

Emergency and BC Hydro crews were called early Tuesday evening to the scene of a grass fire near the Smithers Regional Airport after a wire fell from its Hydro tower perch.

Airport manager Rob Blackburn said a generator was used while Hydro crews worked to repair the damage.

 

Read more in the Aug. 24 edition of The Interior News.

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