Fire at Haywards Substation

A fire caused by an explosion at a Wellington substation has been extinguished.

Staff at the Haywards Substation were installing a new piece of equipment just before midday when it tripped and caused the blaze in a confined basement area.

The fire was under control by 4pm.

Further details at Hutt Valley Fire Police Unit website as they emerge

No-one was injured in the explosion.

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