Electricity transformer fire causes power cut near Much Wenlock

By Deborah Hardiman | Much Wenlock | News | Published:

An electricity pole has caught fire near Much Wenlock, affecting power supplies in the area.

Fire crews were called to put out the flames at an 11,000 volts pole mounted electricity transformer, in Bourton Westwood, following a reports at about 5.20am today.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said crews and an Incident Support Unit from Much Wenlock and Tweedale tackled the blaze using a hose.

They left the scene shortly after 7.30am.

A spokesman for electricity firm Western Power Distribution said: "A line has come down that we think may have caused some flashing. We also have damage to a pole.

"Just 42 customers were affected and we have engineers on site. It should all be resolved by lunchtime."

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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