Beware Downed Power Lines!

Quite a storm! In the last hour (approximately 1:25 p.m.), Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units have responded to 14 calls for power lines down.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue wants all residents to know that downed power lines can be extremely dangerous! It is especially important to understand that downed lines can energize other objects, including fences, cars/trucks, buildings, bushes and trees, and telephone/cable TV cables.

Our partners in safety at the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) have some great tips to keep you safe in the info-graphic below. Accessible tips can be found HERE.

REMEMBER! Assume all downed power lines are live and dangerous!

Beware Downed Power Lines