Setting fire to ditches to control weeds may seem like a good idea, but it can be disastrous. Poles that are dry and full of creosote are easily ignited. The flames and smoke can cause lines to arc, resulting in power outages or permanent damage to the pole and lines. Keep in mind that if you are burning and cause damage to Lassen Municipal Utility District property, you may be held liable for the cost of repairs. Please exercise caution whenever you are doing anything near power lines.