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Dublin: 2 °C Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Almost 400 homes left without power in west Dublin after ESB sub station fire

Dublin Fire Brigade worked with the ESB to make the scene safe a short time ago.

Image: Dublin Fire Brigade via Twitter

Updated 9.10pm

ALMOST 400 HOMES were left without power this evening after an ESB sub station caught fire in the Ballyfermot area in west Dublin.

The Dublin Fire Brigade said they attended the scene at Blackditch Road with two pumps, and managed to make the scene safe.

It’s understood the sub station has been badly damaged resulting in some 382 customers without power overnight.

A spokesperson for the ESB wished to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this evening, confirming that power will remain off overnight for those affected as the area is secured.

ESB network crew are working to restore power with the use of generators, but it is proving difficult, said the spokesperson.

A status update will be available of the ESB website in the morning.

The fire brigade thanked the ESB for their assistance after extinguishing the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out, however, it does not appear to be caused by vandalism.

According to the ESB’s power check website, the loss of power in the area occurred at 6.35 pm this evening.

Additional reporting Christina Finn 

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