Explosion causes electric cable fire in Aylesbury
11:47am 9th January 2017
(Updated 4:06pm 9th January 2017)
Fire crews have been dealing with an underground cable fire in Aylesbury.
They went out to Buckingham Street in the town centre, after 15 '999' calls this morning.
Hi, a power cut has taken out nearly all of Kingsbury! The harrow is still open offering drinks and a selection of cold sarnies!— The Harrow Aylesbury (@theharrowtwits) January 9, 2017
Power is out across much of Kingsbury and surrounding areas, according to several tweets and confirmation from UK Power Networks.
A cover plate, the pavement and a sign were all damaged by the fire.
Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury and an officer attended. Firefighters used a dry powder extinguisher and a PPV (positive pressure ventilation) fan and set up a cordon.
Road re-opened, workers fixing power fault.
Bucks Fire & Rescue say they had 15 999 calls about this.
They've left the scene to power engineers now.
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