September 4, 2013
Construction crane hits live wires in Kitsilano
SUBMITTED BY DEBORAH WILSON
Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services are responding to an incident this morning where a construction crane came in contact with some live wires at West Broadway and Collingwood.
“When the crane contacted the wires, a bolt of energy travelled down the crane cable, causing some pallets to ignite on the ground. The fire is out, but the ground may still be energized said Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services spokesperson Gabe Roder.
“For precautionary measures, Fire crews have created a safety zone around the energized area and have laid a hose line in the event there are any more fires, There are no injuries to report and the fire department is waiting for BC Hydro to arrive and disconnect the power.
Traffic on West Broadway at Waterloo will not be flowing for about one hour, or until Hydro is able to shut the power off.
WorksafeBC has been contacted.
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