Repairing the pole
Depending on the intensity of the fire and what part of the pole was damaged, crews might need to:
- Temporarily repair a section of the pole by installing supports called "cross arms" until crews can replace the pole at a later date.
- Replace the entire pole immediately. This is a lengthy repair that involves digging out the old pole and installing a brand new one.
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