Fly Kites Far Away From Power Lines

If the wind pushes your kite near a power line, let go of it.

  • January 30, 2017

Flying kites near power lines and electrical facilities is dangerous and can disrupt electric service if kites get tangled in power lines.

Tips to fly kites safely:

  • Fly your kite in an open area, far away from overhead power lines and electricity facilities.
  • If the wind pushes your kite near a power line, let go of it.
  • Avoid flying kites made with metallic wires or parts.
  • Never fly a kite that is damp or wet.
  • Never attempt to remove a kite or any object caught in power lines.

If you see anything caught in power lines, report it by calling SCE at 800-611-1911. For more electrical safety tips, visit

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