London Suffers From Mass Blackout after Substation Fire

Blackouts have been reported in large parts of London after a fire broke out at an electrical substation in Poplar.

“Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a fire at an electrical substation on Castor Lane in Poplar. Part of the ground floor of a two-story electrical substation is alight. A 25-meter cordon is in place as a precaution,” said the London Fire Brigade. 

The UK Power Networks aid that power interruptions are affecting the E1, E1W, and E14 areas of London and that they are working to restore power as soon as possible. 

It is estimated that more than 38,000 people have been affected by the blackouts while the Blackwall and Rotherhithe tunnels have been closed off along with the  Docklands Light Railway line.

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