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Smouldering powerlines

Firefighters were called to Munro Street in Elgin yesterday afternoon after FENZ received reports of powerlines smouldering. The calls came in at about 4.50pm.

“We stood by until Eastland Network faults staff arrived to isolate the problem,” a senior firefighter said.

A network spokesperson said a cross arm was smouldering.

“Power was out to approximately 45 people for around half an hour,” she said. “The team undertook repairs and the line was relivened safely.”