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Substation fire sent plumes of smoke across Prescot town centre
11:15pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
A BLAZE involving an electricity substation sent plumes of smoke across Prescot during the early hours.
Firefighters were called to a two storey building on Hall Street at 11.15pm on Friday, October 25.
Crews requested power company engineers attend and isolate electricity supplies to the substation.
By 2am on Saturday, October 26, three fire appliances and the Incident Management Team were on site.
Early on Saturday morning, residents living near the fire were also advised to keep windows and doors shut.
The fire was extinguished by 6.35am on Saturday, October 26.
Station manager Sean McGuinness said: “A smoke plume from this fire was affecting parts of Prescot town centre and we advised local residents in the area to keep windows and doors shut so that smoke did not entre their property.
“The fire was difficult to reach due to its location in a two storey building. Due to the location of the fire it took some time to reach the source of the fire and fully extinguish the fire.”
There was severe fire damage to part of the substation and severe smoke damage to the two storey building.
The suspected cause of the fire was thought to be an electrical fault.