Ground shifting due to extreme dry conditions has caused another power meter fire in Regina, this one in the Normanview area.
SaskPower crews have been working around the clock to inspect homes in the queen city this summer and have checked 5,600 homes so far.
They hope to look at another 3,200 hundred over the coming days.
However as was the case with this latest meter fire SaskPower Spokesperson Jonathan Tremblay said crews now need to go back and check some homes that were already inspected and showed no damage at the time.
‘We’ve also identified 426 of those previously inspected customers that will need us to go re-visit, because they may not have had damage at the time, but three or four weeks later there may have been three or four more inches of additional ground shifting,” Tremblay said.
Tremblay said those 426 homes will have their meter boxes replaced, crews will also add a junction box and an additional few feet of wire to accommodate any more shifting that may take place.
SaskPower continues to urge residents with underground service to watch for a tilted or displaced power meter, exposed wires, or a gap between their homes foundation and the ground.
There have been eight small fires now the queen city as a result of the ground shifting this summer.
SaskPower says ground shifting is also occurring in Moose Jaw, Kindersley and some areas of southwest Saskatchewan.