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Explosion causes electric cable fire in Aylesbury

Cable Fire

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.

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.

Update: 15:00

Road re-opened, workers fixing power fault.

Cable fire

12:49pm

12:07pm

Bucks Fire & Rescue say they had 15 999 calls about this.

They've left the scene to power engineers now.

11:59am

UK Power Networks say they are aware of the fault and are working to fix it.

11:57am

More from the scene:

Cable Fire

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