December 21, 2014
Ten days after the "Murphy Complex Fire" knocked out power and water to the "Duck Valley Indian Reservation" the tribe now has electricity again.
Last week this fire burned some 240 power poles knocking the power out to over 25-hundred people on the reservation at the Nevada-Idaho border.
But now, about two-thirds of those homes have power again thanks to a temporary fix.
With the help from Senator Harry Reid, an electric company brought in generators last night to run essential services like water & sewer treatment.
There's still no estimate on when utility workers will be able to permanently fix the power-pole situation, that caused the outage, because the Murphy Complex Fire, is still burning.
However crews say they now have the 660-thousand-acre fire, about 70-percent contained thanks to some rain overnight.