Major Power Outage In Westmeath Caused By Small Fire

2,500 people were affected by the fault.

A fire was the cause of a major power outage in Westmeath yesterday evening.

2,500 people were left without electricity for just over an hour following the outage at 5 o'clock in the Garrycastle area of Athlone.

A small fire had broken out on an electricity pole, causing a fuse fault on a low voltage line.

ESB Networks apologises to all affected customers.


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