June 9th, 2011
12:34 PM ET

Official: Arizona fire 8 miles from power lines

As a fire in Arizona continued to rage Thursday, power companies planned for the possibility that the blaze would reach crucial electrical transmission lines that supplied power to thousands.

"We do have a couple of transmissions line that the fire approaching. The fire is currently about 8 miles from that line," Joe Salkowski, spokesman for Tucson Electric Power told CNN Thursday.

"If it gets closer the fire could cause the lines to short-circuit and if that happens we would lose power," Salkowski said. "It would not lead to rolling blackouts. We would be able to substitute that power without a problem," he said.

Another power company in the area, Navopache Electric, said on its website that some of its service territory remained in a blackout due to the fire. Areas without power included Greer, Sunrise, Big Lake and South Fork.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Arizona
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    My thing has sores. I'm scared.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    Ewww now some purple sores with flaming pu ss are on my caboose.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    In these blogs I am the law,not CNN.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    *****Facepalm*****

    June 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    Neither one above is me.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CSnSC

    I know, he looks nothing like you

    June 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fake cesar

    http://www.fakecesargivesmeheadandswallows.com

    June 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Henry (Cesar)

    No troll. I'm here and in other blogs stupid.

    June 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pat testing hull

    Very Intresting. Good website this. Keep it up Our Link: http://www.swiftpat.com

    September 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |