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Brest: Sub-Station Fire, between 60 and 80 Homes without Electricity

This Saturday, at 9am, Gouesnou road, firefighters intervened to extinguish the fire that had caught in an electric sub-station. Between 60-80 homes were left without electricity! The situation should return to normal at 6pm.

This Saturday, at 9am,  Gouesnou road in Brest firefighters intervened to extinguish the fire that had caught in an electric sub-station. Between 60-80 homes were left without electricity!

An overload on the network is the cause of the fire that broke out in a distribution cabinet at the sub station, according to ERDF. “Three cables melted, it must be repaired” , says the company.

But to repair an incident this “rare”, is not so simple! The intervention of a digger is needed to “open the road” and go for the cables. And “it takes a little time” .

Since this morning, a cable was restored. There are still forty customers without electricity. Early this afternoon, the second is being repaired … The third should be identified, detected and repaired in stride. “We think the situation will return to normal at 6pm.”

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