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City leaders demonstrate new approach to fighting underground electrical fires
City leaders demonstrate new approach to fighting underground electrical fires
6/18/20189:27

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, leaders from Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department, and firefighters and line workers announce and demonstrate a new approach to fighting fires in underground electrical vaults, which also cause power outages.

City Light is providing funding to help support a Seattle Fire Department truck equipped with carbon dioxide to snuff electrical fires in underground vaults rather than waiting for them to burn out. This approach could reduce the damage from electrical fires and help City Light restore service to affected customers faster. This is the first program of its kind in the country.


Speakers:
Mayor Jenny Durkan
City Light General Manager and CEO Jim Baggs
Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins
Seattle Fire Department Captain Chris Greene

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