Xcel Cuts Power to Wildfire Area

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 05/12 2014 05:01PM

Updated 05/12 2014 09:53PM

FRITCH -- Xcel has disconnected power to 452 locations in the areas near Fritch and Lake Meredith affected by the wildfire. This was done to ensure the safety of firefighters in the area. 

Xcel has gone into affected areas and removed burned poles and grounding the wires to stop the flow of power in the area. 

Engineers will soon be allowed into the fire-affected area to assess the damage and develop a plan for restoration. 

There are some homes undamaged by fire that are without power, and until Xcel can make an assessment, it is unclear when power will be restored to those customers. 

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