Lowestoft: Fire breaks out at substation

FIREFIGHTERS were alerted to a fire near a substation in Lowestoft today.

Two crews from the Lowestoft South fire station were called at around 10.30am to the blaze at Rant Score in the town.

The fire broke out inside the UK Power Networks site.

A further fire engine from Wrentham was also sent and kept on standby.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said staff from the energy company were called to check on the supply to the substation.

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A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said engineers were requested by the fire service.

“We are currently carrying out checks on our equipment to see if any damage has occurred, and at 12.03pm we isolated power supplies to 190 customers in the area so that firefighters can continue to work in the area in safety,” she said.

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She said power was restored to affected customers by 12.40pm.

The source of the fire was traced to a piece of low voltage equipment inside the substation which had a fault.

Around 15 customers remain without power as UK Power Networks engineers work to restore supplies to customers in the Rant Score and Dukes Head Street area.

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