A tree fell and caused a power line to catch fire last week in a neighborhood off Grand River in Detroit, resulting in a small-scale outage and safety hazard for nearby residents. A DTE overhead crew quickly came out to secure the hazard and replace the burnt line.

“Our first priority was to cut the power line down to keep the public safe because it was on the ground and still energized,” said Gary, one of our linemen working onsite.

After resolving the safety hazard, the crew was able to install a new line and restore power to this neighborhood. Watch the short video below to see one of our crew members start working to fix the issue:


You may see more of our crews in the coming months as  part of our accelerated electric reliability projects in your area, including more tree trimming and infrastructure updates. All these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability for the short- and long term.

Make sure to check the Detroit District 6 community page on a weekly basis to learn more about what’s going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.