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Puerto Rico woes continue as power station fire causes widespread blackout – World

A blackout has actually struck north Puerto Rico after a surge triggered a huge fire at a major power substation in the United States region.

Authorities with the island’s Electric Power Authority stated late Sunday that numerous districts lack power, consisting of components of the funding of San Juan. It was not quickly recognized just what triggered the fire.

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz tweeted that no injuries have actually been reported yet which firemens get on the scene.

The blackout comes as greater than 400,000power consumers continue to be at night greater than 5 months after Typhoon Maria made landfall on Sept. 20.

PuertoRico’s guv just recently revealed that he intends to privatize the state- possessed power firm.

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