It has been reported that on August 01 at 9:35am, a fire broke at Suffolk’s sub station due to an explosion in an 11kv main switch control room. After hearing a loud blast, residents of the area called the emergency. The blast disrupted power supply to thousands of EDF customers.
Fire fighters from all the near by places like Harleston and Beccles immediately reached the site. These men on duty are still standing at Rose Lane, Bungay EDF power station. They are waiting for a green signal from EDF, stating that all the seven live power equipments have been detached. Only after this confirmation, the fire crew will start their operation to bring the fire under control. Until then, they have requested the residents of the area, to stay inside houses, and to keep the doors and windows closed in order to avoid excessive smoke.
Immediately after the blast, EDF could restore power for many of its customers. However, 1042 customers are still without electricity. At 4:20 pm on August 01, a representative from EDF reassured all the affected families that they are doing their best to restore electricity as soon as possible, keeping everybody’s safety in mind. He apologized for this inconvenience.
He also informed that on their behalf, the British Red Cross team is helping the people who are without power. The Red Cross has set a camp in the parking area of the Library Car Park and is operational from a van. They are equipped with all the latest information. In addition, they are helping influenced families, by providing them hot drinks.
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