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Electric company urges Pokemon Go players to use caution

SUMMERDALE, Ala. (AP) — The Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative is warning Pokemon Go players to stay away from power lines, transformers and substations when playing the game.

The Summerdale-based company said in a statement Thursday that players should “exercise extreme caution” while attempting to catch Pokemon. It says electric utilities cannot control where the Pokemon appear, making it important for players to make sure they catch their Pokemon safely.

Baldwin EMC spokesman Mark Ingram says the company hasn’t received any calls about players visiting substations looking to catch Pokemon, but is trying to be proactive about warning users of the dangers they could face around electrical equipment.

The statement also says parents should talk to children who play the game about how to be safe around electricity.

 

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