How to Reach Us:
- SCE’s Wildfire Support and Information page
- Customers affected by Southern California wildfires can call:
- All other questions: 800-655-4555
T he Thomas Fire erupted north of Santa Paula on Dec. 4, 2017, driven by hurricane-force winds. The Creek Fire east of Sylmar, the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita and the Liberty Fire in Murrieta soon followed. Other smaller fires also broke out.
SCE implemented a massive response with 900 people working 24/7 who were dispatched to the areas impacted by the fires to repair and replace equipment and restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
SCE has set up a dedicated Customer Support Team to help customers affected by the Southern California wildfires. Customers can find more information at: SCE’s Wildfire Support and Information page (www.sce.com/firesupport).
Since the Thomas Fire began on Dec. 4, Southern California Edison crews have worked closely with first responders to access areas deemed safe to enter to begin repairing damaged equipment and infrastructure. Some areas are still inaccessible due to the active fire.
As the Thomas Fire continued to burn in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, first responders gave the OK for Southern California Edison crews to enter the damaged areas to begin repairs.
As firefighters continued to battle wildfires scorching the Southland, first responders gave the OK for Southern California Edison planners to safely enter some areas so damage assessments could take place.
As several wildfires continued to rage across the Southland, Southern California Edison’s damage assessment teams and crews worked with first responders to safely enter some of the devastated areas to begin making repairs.
Some customers in the fire-affected areas were advised of possible intermittent outages for the next few days because of the damage caused by the fires.
News Release: Southern California Edison Responds to Area Fires
News Release: Thomas Fire Leads to Santa Barbara Area Outage
- To help with relief and rebuilding efforts for those affected by the fires, Edison International is donating $250,000 to United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Southern California Wildfire Fund.
- Edison International has provided a $40,000 grant to United Way Ventura County for local support of its outreach to fire victims.
- For several years, Edison International has donated $500,000 annually to the local American Red Cross to support PrepareSoCal, a public awareness campaign to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters.
Response Effort in Pictures
More than 900 SCE personnel working 24/7 were dispatched to repair and replace equipment and restore power as quickly and safely as possible during the recent wildfires. SCE, along with a number of local and state agencies and services, also took part in assistance centers to provide in-person help and support.
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