At 2:08 p.m. on Monday, August 1st a power outage in the Fox/Long Creek area was reported affecting approximately 240 members. The cause of the outage is a wildfire now being referred to as the Beech Creek Fire.
OTEC remains in good communication with authorities on the ground regarding the situation on the fire, and once we have been given word that is safe to access our infrastructure, we will begin the process of restoring power.
“We want to remind our member-owners that weather conditions and fire behavior make it hard to predict exactly when we will be able to begin that process, and they should prepare for a prolonged outage. If using a generator, please be sure to install it correctly. To learn more about safe generator usage or wildfire preparedness, follow this link: Wildfire Preparedness | Oregon Trail Electric Co-op (otec.coop)” OTEC said in a Press Release.
We sincerely appreciate the efforts of fire fighters battling the blaze, and we apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.
Always think safety first and stay away from downed power lines. To report an outage or the cause of any outage call 1-866-430-4265.