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Carr Fire Causes Huge Power Outage at Trinity County: PUD

At least 7,000 Trinity County residents are without power Sunday morning after the Carr Fire burning near the Trinity-Shasta County border caused Trinity Dam to trip offline, according to an electric superintendent.

Posted: Jul 29, 2018 6:45 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2018 7:04 AM

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - At least 7,000 Trinity County residents are without power Sunday morning after the Carr Fire burning near the Trinity-Shasta County border caused Trinity Dam to trip offline, according to an electric superintendent.


According to Andy Lethebridge from Trinity PUD, they estimate that 80 percent of the county had a power outage beginning at 4:45 a.m.


Lethebridge says the power outage began at the Trinity Dam in Weaverville, where dozens of people are in evacuation centers due to the Carr Fire.


There is no specific map of outages or an estimation of when power will be back up and operating.


PUD and PG&E are working to get power back on and hope to get power restored by Sunday afternoon.


Cell and landlines are still working, according to Lethebridge.

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