UNCONTROLLED BURNING 

Uncontrolled fields burning may have unexpected results”

 

CONCERNS: 

Uncontrolled Burning Results In:

Structure loss
Arcing from Conductor to Conductor — extreme heat causes air surrounding high voltage lines to lose insulation values, allowing electricity to flash or arc between conductors and interrupt service to local and/or regional areas.

Power Interruptions Affect:

911 Services
Public Water Wells
Nursing Homes
Water Treatment Plants
Police Services
Fire Department
Critical Care Units

Hospitals & Operating Rooms
Loss of power to Life Support Equipment
Loss of power to Medical Equipment
Industrial Production
Inventory Reduction and Lost Wages
Damaged Equipment or Products
Possible Legal Liability 

SOLUTIONS:

Prepare for Safe & Controlled Burning:

Temperatures less than 90° F
Relative humidity greater than 30%
Surface wind 3- 5 MPH (max- gusting to 10 MPH)

Burning Near Power Lines:

Firebreaks and Tillage –  60 feet from center-line on wooden structures
Backfires –  Reduce heat emission near power lines and protect structures

Did you know? The cost to replace a wooden pole averages $1,700. Woodruff Electric is a not-for- profit organization, owned and operated by its members.  Therefore, every time a pole is burned, that costs – YOU…  the member!