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JPS restoring power to customers after Maggotty Hydro Station fire

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 6:43 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it has now restored power to sections St Elizabeth following an early morning fire that damaged a unit at its Maggotty Hydro Station power plant in the parish.

According to the JPS, an initial assessment indicates that the fire started at approximately 1:40.

It says the blaze was quickly contained with the assistance of a team from the Black River Fire Station.

JPS Corporate Communications Officer, Ruthlyn Johnson says the fire resulted in a temporary loss of electricity to approximately 22,000 customers.

 

JPS Corporate Communications Officer, Ruthlyn Johnson