Fire breaks out near to substation in Lowestoft

FIREFIGHTERS spent more than two hours at a blaze close to a substation in Lowestoft today.

Two crews from the Lowestoft South fire station were called out at about 10.30am this morning (Tuesday) to the blaze at the EDF Substation building in Rant Score in the town.

The fire broke out near to the UK Power Networks site. A further fire engine from Wrentham was also sent and kept on standby.

A spokesman for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said staff from the energy company were called to check on the supply to the substation.

'The fire was in an outgoing low voltage feed cable,' the spokesman said.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, and a foam branch was on standby as they gained entry to the building and discovered the blaze.

The fire was out by 12.20pm, with the 'system being made safe and checked by EDF,' the spokesman added.

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