5,000 LPEA members lose power due to Ignacio fire
Bear Dance Fire
Date Published

STATUS AS OF 10:30 PM, June 3

As of 10:22 p.m. power has been restored to all members.

STATUS AS OF 7:00 PM, June 3

We are down to 1,110 members out of power.

STATUS AS OF 6:30 PM, June 3

LPEA crews have begun rerouting power to Ignacio to restore as many members as possible. We just restored 771 members and are down to 1,725 members still out of power. We hope to be able to reroute an additional 725 members soon. The remaining 1,000 will likely take longer because of ongoing firefighting efforts.

STATUS AS OF 5:00 PM, June 3

An outage update email was sent to all those impacted by the outages.

STATUS AS OF 2:30 PM, June 3

We shut off power to 3,235 members in Bayfield and 2,496 members in Ignacio at roughly 1:30 p.m. today in close consultation with local authorities fighting a fire near the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio, Colorado.

Our infrastructure is directly on top of the drop zone, so lines were de-energized to allow fire crews to drop water and retardant safely. LPEA crews were able to re-route power and restore power to all Bayfield residents at 2:20 p.m. We will restore power to all Ignacio members as soon as is safely possible given fire conditions.

For the latest outage details, visit http://outage.lpea.coop/.

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