Power outage in Ilkley caused by snapped electrical cable

Photo: Ilkley Fire Station Facebook

A snapped electrical cable which set fire to a row of conifers at Highfield, Denton in Ilkley on Tuesday afternoon caused a power outage to a number of properties across the town.

Ilkley Fire Station posted on its Facebook page: "This was an electrical wire that had snapped from its pylon and set fire to a row of conifer trees. Incident was made pumps 3 on arrival for water and firefighting efforts. 1 hose reel jet, 2 large jets and a ground monitor used to extinguish.

"Northern Power grid were contacted to isolate the electricity which enabled us to fully bring the incident to a close. We understand this will have cut the power to surrounding properties but the power grid are working hard to restore this.

"Appliances from Skipton, Otley and Rawdon attended to assist us.

"Well done to everyone for their efforts on this one, especially on such a hot day. The weather certainly made firefighting efforts 10x harder."

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