In addition to structures being lost, power lines were damaged during the fire. A power outage has occurred in the area. Rural Electric Cooperatives are working to resolve the issue. It is not known as of this time whether any outages remain. The PCIMT3 has received two separate reports of bridges impacted by the fire.
Tanks with gas-powered heaters and continuous pilot lights will keep the water in the tank hot during a power outage. So feel free to lather up! Power outages are unpredictable. To put your mind at ease and keep the hot water flowing, consider installing a generator to support your well pump or to power your hot water heater.