AFTERNOON FIRE AT SAWNEE EMC POWER REGULATOR STATION

(Buford, Ga., Feb. 19, 2021) – A fire late Friday afternoon caused damage to a Sawnee EMC power regulator/transfer station on Riverside Road NE off Highway 20 in Buford. The location is behind the Publix shopping center. Crews were called to the scene at 3:46 p.m. and arrived to find 4 to 5 large power regulator boxes burning in a gravel area. There were no immediate exposure hazards and no injuries reported. Sawnee EMC was able to shut down the power station to allow firefighters to extinguish the flames. The blaze was brought under control at 4:13 p.m. The scene was turned over to power company officials around 5:30 p.m. Please contact Sawnee EMC for information related to impacts on utility customers.

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