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HELCO urges people to use fireworks safely away from utility poles


(Hilo, HI)—Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this Fourth of July.

Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead power lines are energized and could be dangerous.

Carefully set up and use fireworks only in areas clear of overhead power lines. Do not string fireworks on utility poles.

If an object should become tangled in an overhead power line, do not try to free it. Call HELCO’s trouble line at 969-6666 and call 911 if it is an emergency.

Hawaii Electric Light Company reminds everyone to use energy wisely and safely.

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