An uncontrollable bushfire has burnt two EFL power poles along the 33,000 volts transmission line, which evacuates power supply from the Rarawai Zone Substation in Ba to Tavua and all the way to the Volivoli Zone Substation in Rakiraki.
EFL says in order to replace the two burnt power poles, there is an unplanned power outage for people living from Ba, whole of Tavua, Vatukoula, Nadarivatu and Rakiraki areas until later this afternoon weather permitting.
EFL teams have been mobilized and are currently in the process of creating the access road to transport materials to replace the burnt power poles.
EFL says this is the second bush fire in Busabusa, Ba, within the week. Anyone caught causing damages to the electricity infrastructure as a result of burning cane or rubbish will be dealt with according to the law.
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