PG&E Towerman Tyler Traynor joined IBEW 1245 just a few short months before the Camp Fire swept through his hometown of Paradise, CA. Traynor is among the 89 members of Local 1245 who lost their homes in the devastating fire. The young towerman captured this photo from the fire zone that ended up being selected as the winning entry in this quarter’s photo contest.
“The fire happened on Thursday, and I went back to work that Saturday,” Traynor told the Advisory Council. “We were patrolling the lines [via helicopter]… I landed, and my buddies came in right behind me. As they were coming down over this burned car, I thought, ‘This would be a great picture,’ so I pulled out my phone.”
Traynor accepted his $500 price with his fiancé, Tilly, by his side.