By Laura Keil

A brief power outage this morning from Heffley Creek to Valemount out to Dome Creek in the west and to Moose Lake in the East was due to a brush fire near one of the Transmission Line poles north of Kamloops, BC Hydro reports.

“We had to take a brief power outage this morning on the transmission line well south of Valemount to fight a brush fire,” said Bob Gammer, Manager of Northern Community Relations for BC Hydro. “The fire threatened one of our transmission pole structures and the line was de-energized from a point just north of Kamloops.”

Gammer said approximately 5,300 customers were interrupted for 5 minutes. All customers were returned to service as of 9:27 am.

The brush fire was in the Heffley Creek area.