Western Power has been able to restore power to 300 homes in the Parkerville area through parts of the network that were not damaged by the fire.
Approximately 700 homes remain without power. Due to the extent of the damage many of those homes are not likely to have power restored until after the network has been re-built.
In the fire affected area there are numerous burnt power poles and lines across roads.
Our crews have not yet been able to access the fire affected area to start rebuilding the electricity network however they have connected a mobile generator to local shops on Stoneville Rd to help customers.
What to do:
1) if you see fallen power lines - stay clear and call Western Power's faults line on 13 13 51
2) if power lines fall across your car - stay inside the car until help arrives