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FIRE DEPARTMENT & HALTON HILLS HYDRO WORKING TOGETHER FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

FIRE DEPARTMENT & HALTON HILLS HYDRO WORKING TOGETHER FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

May 16, 2019


HALTON HILLS, ON – Halton Hills Hydro advised that a power outage impacted approximately 3800 homes in south Georgetown with reports of popping noises, sparking or smoke from outlets. Affected residents who have had their electrical panel tripped should not reset it until cleared by a licensed electrician. Residents experiencing any electrical issues should keep their power off and call a licensed electrician. “These types of incidents are infrequent but please know that we take them seriously and have resources to respond accordingly.” said Art Skidmore, President and CEO of Halton Hills Hydro. Halton Hills Fire Department has been responding to calls for assistance. Since 9:30 am, crews have responded to over 30 calls including two structural fires. There have been no reports of injuries. “The safety of our residents is always our first concern,” said Fire Chief Harry Olivieri. “Staff is trained to respond to all types of calls. We responded quickly to today’s incidents and I am pleased with how staff performed. I’d also like to thank our mutual aid partners from Oakville and Milton Fire Departments who provided additional resources.” Halton’s Chief Administrative Officer Brent Marshall shared thoughts about the day’s events, noting that “Halton Hills Hydro is owned by the municipality and they worked with our Fire Department to help affected residents recover from this incident.” Staff from Hydro and the Fire Department are going door-to-door in the affected area today to deliver notices to residents with safety information.




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