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Storm Bronagh cable fire caused power cut in 852 households

PUBLISHED: 10:04 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 21 September 2018

A fire was caused by a power cable this morning in St Georges, Wicklewood. PHOTO: Google Maps

A fire was caused by a power cable this morning in St Georges, Wicklewood. PHOTO: Google Maps

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A fire caused by a damaged electricity cable caused a powercut in 852 households this morning.

UK Power Networks was called by emergency services at 7.36am due to a fire at St Georges residential area in Wicklewood during high winds.

Simon Buckland, press officer at UK Power Network said: “To enable our engineers to quickly and safely repair equipment, we temporarily interrupted power to 852 customers at 7.46am.

“The vast majority of supplies were restored within an hour and we are working hard to restore the remaining 59 customers as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

One Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service crew from Wymondham tackled the fire and made the scene safe before handing over to UK Power Network.

Mr Buckland added: “Following high winds overnight in Norfolk it is a busier than usual day but there are no widespread incidents.

“We have been monitoring the weather and have extra staff available to support customers whose electricity supply might be affected by storm Bronagh.

“We urge the public to stay well clear of power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105.”

For live information about local power cuts, and to register for free help during a power cut, visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk

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