15 Feb 2016

Christchurch substation fire now out

2:23 pm on 15 February 2016

A fire at the main distribution point for electricity from the national grid to Christchurch is out, says Transpower.

The fire, which started about 1.30pm, was at the substation in the suburb of Islington.

A Transpower spokesperson said it was not known how the fire started but it was out, however the Fire Service remain at the scene.

The spokesperson said it was a small fire and did not cause any loss of power.