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Study Examines Opportunities For Improving Region's Fire Service

The fires were started by SDG&E power lines. The solution is to bury the lines in the high wind corridors. It is done in Europe.

It is better to be proactive than reactive. More fire fighters will not prevent the fires. My neighbors died three years ago and I drove through the flames thinking I wasn't going to make it. I have researched the issue of burying the lines. Please report on this.

May 25, 2010 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

SD County, SDG&E Face Off Over Shut-Off Plan

Dear Katie,

Please stress the fact the water districts do not have a back-up system for their pumps, so that if SDG&E cuts the power, there will be no water to fight a fire. The recent LA fire was set by an arsonist, not by power lines. I contacted the Ramona wter district and confirmed that they are not prepared for a power outage. Many people might die if SDG&E is allowed to go ahead with this plan. The lack of water is a major issue.


Arleen Velasco

September 8, 2009 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Council President Hueso Discusses Budget Cuts, Water Conservation, SDG&E

The solution the Counsilman is looking for is this:

Bury the power lines in the high wind corridors. Have SDG&E use some of their profit to bury the lines. This would also create jobs and help with the unemployment situation. Most of European countries have buried lines. It can be done if there is the will.

If SDG&E cuts power to the back country the water districts will be unable to pump water. I called the Ramona water district and they have no back-up system. If there is a fire, there will be no water for fighting the fire and if there is no fire, people will have not water or electricity for days. This is not an inconvenience issue, this is a life and death issue for without water no one can fight a fire.

July 30, 2009 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )