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Jakarta Post

Electricity pole blast sparks fire in South Jakarta

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 8, 2018   /   08:00 pm
Electricity pole blast sparks fire  in South Jakarta An official from state-owned electricity firm PLN checks service in Gandaria Utara, South Jakarta. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

A fire broke out on Jl. Panglima Polim Raya in Melawai, Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta on Sunday, reportedly caused by an explosion at a high-voltage electricity pole. The fire spread to two other nearby poles.

No casualties have been reported from the incident, which occurred at 8 a.m.

“We deployed a medium pressure unit and water mist to extinguish the flames, along with 12 officers. We communicated with [state-owned electricity firm] PLN Disjaya – a PLN branch in Greater Jakarta – to temporarily cut off the electricity supply to the area,” Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency head Subejo said on Sunday.

He added that it took nearly an hour for the officers to put out the fire. The case has been handled by the Kebayoran Baru Police and PLN. (wit)