Monday, 3 May 2010

Firefighters called to 71 homes after thieves cause massive power surge.

Firefighters were called out to 71 homes today after the theft of cables from an electricity substation caused a massive power surge.

Panicked residents dialled 999 after their houses began to fill with smoke and household appliances caught fire. In some cases, people heard the sound of a small explosion as fuse boxes blew out.

The massive power surge in Westhoughton, Bolton was caused after thieves stole a vital part of cabling from an energy sub-station.

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Anonymous 3 May 2010 at 18:10  

Hmm, interesting isn't it, I wonder where the thieves originate from?

The Network 3 May 2010 at 19:15  

thats classified!

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