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Power restored to JPS customers affected by fire at Cardiff sub-station

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:17 PM
The affected section of the JPS Cardiff sub-station in Runaway Bay, St Ann

A probe is under way to determine the cause of a fire at the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) Cardiff Hall substation in Runaway Bay, St Ann, which left several communities in darkness from about 9 p.m. yesterday. 

Power was restored about 10:45 this morning. 

The extent of the fire at the plant, located near the Tamarind Tree Hotel, is not yet known. However, it took several firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

Workers at the Tamarind Tree Hotel say, except for the loss of power, the hotel and its guests were not affected by the fire. 

The JPS says the affected communities were: Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay, Salem, Queens Highway, James Hill, Bohemia, Cave Valley, Nine Miles, Watt Town, Aenon Town and surrounding areas. 

JPS corporate communications officer, Audrey Williams, says investigations are continuing to ascertain the extent of the damage and the cause of the fire.

She says the company will provide an update soon.