Holbrook: Electric cable ignites hedge fire

AN ELECTRIC cable has fallen down in Holbrook sparking a hedge fire.

Firefighters from the village’s fire station, are at the scene in Ipswich Road, while engineers from UK Power Networks work to assess the cable.

The fire brigade were alerted to the hedge blaze at around 2pm.

When the arrived they discovered the electric cable had caused the fire.

They informed UK Power Networks and cordoned off two footpaths in the immediate area.

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The fire was under control by 3.35pm.

The incident caused a power cut in the village affecting 511 customers.

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A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said engineers are working to restore power after a supporting wire for an overhead cable was damaged, as soon as possible.

She said: “In order for our engineers to safely repair the line electricity supplies were isolated to 511 customers at 4.10pm.

“A further number of customers may also have experienced a brief interruption to their power at the time those supplies were isolated.

“We would like to reassure customers we are working as quickly as is safely possible to restore their power and apologise for any inconvenience.”

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