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    UPDATE: Contact with live wire leaves 2 injured

    Mobile home park residents evacuated, power shut off in area
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  • VICTORVILLE — Authorities said two people suffered electrical shocks on Tuesday afternoon in the 14000 block of El Evado Road after digging in a trench and coming in contact with an energized 12,000-volt line, and two nearby mobile home parks were left without power.
    The San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to an incident at 11:40 a.m. and arrived to find two people who had come in contact with the live wire. County Fire Capt. Jay Hausman said one of the two victims suffered “moderate to critical injuries” and was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s burn center in Colton.
    According to Hausman, the two people were working in a trench and “possibly dug the line up.” He said the contact with the line caused another power line to fall onto a chain link fence that separated two mobile home parks.
    “Due to the energized fence, 50 to 60 residents were evacuated and the perimeter was secured until the power could be shut off,” Hausman said.
    Electrical power was shut off to the Greenbriar and Seasons Community mobile home parks, Hausman said. Southern California Edison told authorities that power would be out in the area of Palmdale and El Evado roads until as late as 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
    Frank Atkins, a resident affected by the outage, said residents of the mobile home parks were unable to get back into their homes for roughly three hours.
    Atkins said due to the high temperatures Tuesday afternoon and the lack of electricity, “people’s homes are now in the 80s indoors.”
    “It’s over 160 people that live in those mobile home parks,” he said. “People are very much inconvenienced.”
    Another power outage was reported around 1 p.m. in the area of Phelan and Middleton roads. SCE spokeswoman Nancy Jackson said the two incidents were not related.
    Anneli Fogt can be reached at AFogt@VVDailyPress.com or 760-951-6276.
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