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17 postcodes affected by power outage in Highland capital after fire at substation


By Niall Harkiss

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Homes and businesses near Clachnaharry, Raigmore and Inverness city centre are without power this morning after a reported fire at an electrical substation.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that fire crews were called to a fire at Waterloo Place in the early hours of the morning.

Waterloo Place SSE substation locator. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Waterloo Place SSE substation locator. Picture: James Mackenzie.

It is understood appliances were stood down at 6am this morning after bringing the blaze under control.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted to a building fire at Waterloo Place, Inverness at 3.30am on Friday, September 15.

"Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the scene to extinguish the fire affecting a single-storey plant room. Crews worked to make the area safe.

"There were no reported casualties."

Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks have confirmed that an unplanned outage is ongoing and that engineers are currently on site.

An initial fault was raised at 3.29am.

SEE say services across 17 postcodes will be affected until 6pm.

The outage has affected postcodes in several parts of Inverness.
The outage has affected postcodes in several parts of Inverness.

Postcodes affected are:

IV1 1HD IV1 1HG IV1 1HY IV1 1HZ IV1 1JQ IV1 1QQ IV2 3AA IV2 3BJ IV2 3DU IV2 3DX IV2 3EA IV2 3EB IV2 3ED IV2 3EG IV2 3EP IV2 3EQ IV3 8RB

A statement from the energy provider said: "We're sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed. Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can."


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