Keep fires away from utility poles and excavating equipment away from buried lines
Fergus Falls, MN - Each fall, uncontrolled ditch and field burns damage or destroy electric utility poles.
"You pay for the repairs if you're responsible for the fire," says Eric Hamm, safety services manager for Otter Tail Power Company. "Cost of repairs easily can be thousands of dollars, and that doesn't make up for the power outage or safety hazard that a burned pole creates."
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