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Uncontrolled bushfire causes power outage for customers of Maro, Sigatoka to Korolevu

Uncontrolled bushfire causes power outage for customers of Maro, Sigatoka to Korolevu

By Alipate Narawa
Tuesday 13/09/2022
[Photo: EFL facebook page]

An uncontrollable bushfire has burnt two EFL power poles along the 33,000 volts transmission line which evacuates power supply from the Qeleloa Substation in Nadi to Maro Substation to Sigatoka Zone Substation all the way to the Korolevu Substation.

EFL says in order to replace the two burnt power poles, there will be an unplanned power outage for people living from Maro in Nadi, Sigatoka to Korolevu from 2pm today until tomorrow morning 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.

They are requesting members of the public who live along the sugar cane belt areas or along the sugar cane farm residences to take extra precautionary measures when lighting up fires.

EFL says 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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