Fire in Vélez-Málaga leaves 4,000 without power

Around 4,000 people in Vélez-Málaga were left without power yesterday after a fire at an electricity transformer in calle Verdiales.

At around 13:30, residents in the area knew something was about to happen when they heard explosions and saw a plume of smoke. And it did, the power was disrupted to the entire zone around avenida Vivar Téllez.

The Council is seeking a meeting with Sevillana-Endesa as they believe the electricty company are not carrying out the necessary renewals of transformers which, each day, have to bear a greater burden.

In addition, many of the transformers are located in the basements of buildings and, therefore, pose a real fire hazard should something happen.

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