On Sunday, October 2, 2005, units responded to a well involved house fire on 362nd Avenue. Shortly after arrival of the first engine, the house drop at this home burned through and fell across the engine, which was parked directly beneath it. The arcing line struck the initial attack line and burned a hole through it. Luckily, the firefighters operating the line were not effected by the electrical current and were not injured. Unfortunately, they did not instantly abandon the line, nor did the engineer and others immediately abandon the engine and move away from the area and possible ground gradient current. Fortunately, no injuries occurred from this incident. However, important lessons exist that need to be pointed out once again; 1) When placing apparatus, ALWAYS consider overhead electrical lines and their ability to fall onto apparatus! 2) When working on the fire ground, ALWAYS locate overhead power lines and be aware of your position with regard to the ability of these lines to fall and strike you and your crew. 3) Whenever electrical lines fall, they ALWAYS consider them to be live and dangerous, until declared safe by PGE personnel. 4) Remember the ability of electrical current to travel through the ground (gradient) especially in wet areas. Provide appropriate buffer zones to downed lines until declared safe. Electricity can be a quick and efficient killer. Be aware of its dangers and always consider the risk and take action to avoid the hazard when working on the fire ground. ALWAYSLook Up and Live!