Electricity pole burst into flames in Soufriere

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Electricity pole burst into flames in Soufriere
The electricity pole on fire.
The electricity pole on fire.
The electricity pole on fire.

Thick black smoke was seen rising up into the sky in New Development, Soufriere, when an electricity pole burst into flames today.

The incident occurred sometime around 12:20 p.m. close to the Du Boulay Building Supplies building.

Shortly after residents experienced a power outage.

An eyewitness said she heard a loud noise like if someone was welding and when she looked out, she saw sparks and flames coming from the pole, along with thick black smoke.

A resident also told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the area never experienced this before and everyone was surprised by it.

“LUCELEC has to make sure that this does not happen again. There are businesses in New Development that have been affected by this issue,” the concerned resident explained.

Firefighters from Soufriere were alerted to the incident and responded shortly after. The St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) was also called to assess the situation.

Power was finally restored to the community (New Development) at around 3:40 p.m.

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  1. The science in "Fire fighting Engineering" is one of the Specialities in which
    I'm qualified in. That ranges from the simple protection of single family
    dwellings to High-Rise buildings. (Industrial,Commercial, Residential etc)
    I have many Moons ago attempted to influence the then Government and
    some Businesses about the need for the implement some "Standard" by
    which I could help in many ways, in training, Implementing and Enforcement,
    but they were not interested. Since then, M&C and some other one close by
    on Bridge St., a (Venezuelan) Box Factory in V/Fort and I could go on, were severely damaged by fire. Well here I am, enjoying the fruits of my long life.
    Don,t call me selfish, but I don,t wish to suffer any frustration from Governments
    of St. Lucia anymore. Sitting across the table from a Minister, listening to excuses and all their B.S. makes my blood boil. I envisage more of the same,
    so my friends, deal with it.
    damaged by fire which

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  2. That could've been the cause of the last fire but I'll leave it to the "investigators"..... God Bless Soufriere!

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  3. YOU SHOULD NEVER PUT OUT ELECTRICAL FIRES WITH WATER.
    Electrical fores should only be put out with a CO2 system.
    The danger with water, you may cause an explosion and make matters worse.

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    • thats why professionals were called to extinguish it and not any lay person. do more research and make more informed comments. u sound like a smart individual so uphold your standard dont drop it. ok cocosek.

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