UPDATE: More than 1400 homes lose power after Fairlight substation fire
More than 1400 homes lost power after a fire at a substation in Fairlight this morning (Tuesday, March 22).
An electrical fault from the fire caused 1411 homes to lose power at around 11am.
After half an hour 912 properties’ electricity was restored and another 444 were back by about 12.15pm.
The last 55 homes had their power back by 2.30pm.
A UK Power Networks spokesman said: “We understand how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.