Deadline For Report On Detroit Wildfires Extended

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capt 8adeba0bce384667aee20536c2915222 e9a8eb1567d2406c88b6d917f3007e93 0 e1288125014214 Deadline For Report On Detroit Wildfires Extended

(AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Marcin Szczepanski)

A state agency has extended a deadline for a report on fallen power lines and wind-fed wildfires that burned 71 houses and garages while raging across several Detroit neighborhoods.

The Michigan Public Service Commission said Tuesday that it now wants its staff to finish the report on the Sept. 7 fires by Dec. 1. The original deadline was next Monday.

The commission staff sought more time to investigate DTE Energy Co.’s response to the downed wires, safety hazards caused by the high winds, and the condition of the utility’s infrastructure in the area.

DTE’s deadline for a response to the commission report has been pushed back to Jan. 4.

The utility has said 750 power lines fell during the storm as winds gusted up to 50 miles per hour.
   
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