Esperance wild fire - 2 December 2004
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EnergySafety carried out an investigation into the fire at Location 1478 near Esperance and determined that it was caused when a Western Power (the network operator) power pole broke and fell over during high winds. A live high voltage conductor clashed with the under-slung earth conductor and the resulting flashover caused hot metal particles to ignite dry stubble.
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