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Fire knocks out power in west Trinidad

Published: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Fire rages from the T&TEC Westmoorings sub-station yesterday. The fire started in a transformer just after 6 pm and was brought under control by firefighters in just over an hour. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS

Parts of west Trinidad, from Diego Martin to Chaguaramas, were left in darkness last evening after a fire broke out at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission’s Westmoorings sub-station around 6.08 pm yesterday. Firefighters brought the fire under control just before 7 pm and T&TEC corporate communications manager, Annabelle Brasnell, said power was to be restored to all the affected areas by midnight.

 

“Once they have brought everything under control, we expect that we can transfer the load to another transformer and return service to affected customers,” Brasnell said Asked about the cause of the blaze, Brasnell said: “We have no details. We can’t determine the cause until the blaze is out and the Fire Service give us some more information about the situation.”

 

Around 6.30 pm yesterday, people started tweeting about a loud explosion in the Diego Martin area. Minutes later, people were posting photos of the blaze at the sub-station, which is near West Mall. The fire was extinguished about an hour after it started. The affected areas included Diego Martin, Shore Lands, Carenage and “Down the Islands”. 

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