T&TEC blaze leaves West in darkness
VARIOUS parts of west Trinidad were without power up to late last night, following a fire at a Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) sub-station opposite Westmall, Westmoorings.
A fire official at the Four Roads Fire Station told the Express a large team of fire officers immediately responded to the call about the blaze and up to 7.30 last night, they were on the scene trying to extinguish it.
The Express understands areas such as Diego Martin, Westmoorings, Carenage and as far as Chaguaramas were in darkness last night.
Public Utilities Minister Nizam Baksh last night commended T&TEC for its quick response, stating once the utility was given the all-clear by the Fire Services, they would try to re-route power from the burnt-out transformer to another one in the area, and this he hoped would have provided consumers with electricity by late last night.
“We have crews in the area; it’s a challenge to restore the power but our people are on top of it. I always commend T&TEC engineers for being on top of these things, especially their response time,” Baksh said.
T&TEC communications manager Annabelle Brasnell said the utility was working assiduously to restore power as quickly as possible last night.