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Seattle City Light Crews Head to California for Wildfire Recovery Effort

Early this morning, Seattle City Light sent 19 employees and support equipment to California to assist in restoring the electrical infrastructure damaged by the Mendocino Complex fire.

Four four-person line crews, three operators, a supervisor, a safety manager and a fleets manager are being sent along with large bucket trucks and digger derrick trucks that dig holes for setting utility poles. The crews are trained in construction methods for both transmission and distribution work.

“In the wake of these devasting wildfires, City Light is committed to supporting our fellow utilities to repair the area’s infrastructure,” City Light Interim CEO and General Manager Jim Baggs said. “We are proud to send our crews to California and look forward to their safe return.”

The crews will be in the area for at least two weeks. We will post updates from our crews as we receive them.