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Blackout in parts of Lagos after fire guts EKEDC substation

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Idumagbo and Ajele areas of Lagos are in blackout after fire consumed an injection substation of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in the area..



The 15MVA power transformer at EKEDC New Idumagbo Injection Substation caught fire around 3.00 p.m.Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

Idemudia said that the incident affected electricity supply to customers in Idumagbo and Ajele areas.

He said the incident occurred about 3.00 p.m. when one of the 15MVA power transformers inside the substation caught fire.

This is to inform our dear customers in Lagos Island that a 15MVA power transformer at our New Idumagbo Injection Substation caught fire around 3.00 p.m. today.

“We will like to thank the firefighters who quickly responded to our call and arrested the situation to prevent the spread of the fire and further damage

Idemudia said that the DisCo’s technical and safety teams were currently assessing the situation and investigating to identify the cause of the fire.

He appealed to customers whose supply was affected by the fire outbreak to bear with the company and assured them of interim arrangements to restore power to them from another source. (NAN)

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