Smoke from an electrical substation in Widnes

10/07/2019 - 09:27

New Barnet, Widnes

Two fire engines attended, one from Widnes and one from Runcorn


At around 9.30am firefighters were called to a report of smoke coming from an electrical substation in New Barnet, Widnes.

The crews closed the road and put a cordon in place as a precaution.

Firefighters also evacuated nearby properties and monitored the temperature of the substation with a thermal imaging camera.

The crews stood by as a utility company isolated the power supply to the substation to make it safe.

The company confirmed at 11.45am that the power supply had been isolated and that the attendance of firefighters was no longer required.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two-and-a-half hours.

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