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Extinguisher sparks fire alarm at Belco

Firefighters today responded to an alarm at the Belco power plant.

Fire crews reported finding smoke in a switching room at the plant on Pembroke's Serpentine Road, but no fire.

It was discovered that a faulty pull station had activated and extinguisher was released into the room, which activated an alarm.

The incident happened about 10.20am.

A spokesman for the fire service said that power had been restored to the area.

A Belco spokesman added: “There was no smoke or fire present at any time.

“As a precaution, the power to the switch board was immediately transferred to an alternative switch board.

“As a fire alarm had been triggered, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were automatically notified and attended the site of the alarm.”

He said: “There was never any threat to personnel or to power supply.

“The incident remains under investigation and operations continue as normal.”

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Published July 15, 2020 at 6:31 pm (Updated July 15, 2020 at 8:05 pm)

Extinguisher sparks fire alarm at Belco

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