UPDATE 1:15 p.m. – According to B.C. Hydro, power has been restored in the area.
The cause of the fire that caused the outage was a bird’s nest. The branches made contact with the wires, causing the fire.
UPDATE 8:30 a.m. – Power is estimated to be back on at 1 p.m. according to B.C. Hydro. They are now on scene.
More than 3,500 B.C. Hydro customers in Northern Lake Country woke up to a power outage on Thursday morning (May 12).
The outage is due to an apparent power pole that caught fire.
The power went out at 7:05 a.m. and a B.C. Hydro crew has been assigned. The last update was at 7:18 a.m.
This is the third outage to happen in the area in less than a week.
Lake Country Calendar will be monitoring the outage.