Hundreds of Thaxted homes left without power after pylon cable catches fire

The cause of the fire in Great Bardfield has been recorded as unknown.

The cause of the fire in Great Bardfield has been recorded as unknown. - Credit: Archant

More than 280 properties in Thaxted were left without power last Friday (June 2) after a pylon cable caught fire.

Fire crews were called at 11.53am to Bardfield Road, but on arrival found the fire was already out.

A spokeswoman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said crews made sure the area was safe before leaving at 12.50pm and waiting for UK Power Network to attend.

Engineers then worked to restore power to 287 properties after the electrical fault.

A spokesman said: “The majority of customers had their power restored in stages by 2.30pm, with the final 24 properties back on supply at 6.15pm.


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“We understand how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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