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Community / Electricity pole fire causes power cut

Almost 1,500 households were without power after wooden pole caught fire at Brindister.

NEARLY 1,500 properties in the south mainland lost power late on Wednesday afternoon after a wooden pole at Brindister caught fire.

A total of 1,451 customers in and around the Sandwick area are said to have lost their supply shortly before 5pm.

A spokesperson for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said all customers were back on by 9.30pm.

Engineers have replaced the damage pole and repaired the power lines, although they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

A spokesperson for SSEN said: “We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by last night’s power cut and we would like to thank our customers for their patience as our engineers worked to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”