Power restored after fire that left dozens without electricity
- Credit: UK Power Network
More than 70 homes and businesses around Brandon and Lakenheath were left without electricity after a power cut caused by a fire.
Firefighters from Mildenhall were called to a blaze in an electricity box at Mill Road in Lakenheath at 7.30am this morning (Thursday). A power cut was subsequently reported at shortly before 8am in areas of the IP26 and IP27 postcodes.
UK Power Networks was forced to switch off the electricity in the interest of the public's health and safety in the Mill Road area.
A spokesman from UKPN said: 'This is so our engineers can investigate reports of damage to our network following a fire. Engineers are carrying out investigations into the fault. Once they have completed their assessment, they will carry out repairs.
'We're sorry for any disruption this may have caused.'
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Power was restored to homes at 11.15am.
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