June 12, 2021

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200,000 subscribers continue without electricity after fire in Monacillos substation

Some 200,000 subscribers continue – after 11:00 on Thursday night – without electricity service after the fire in a transformer at the Monacillos substation in Río Piedras.

The information made her known LUMA Energy, company that since last June 1 took control of the transmission and distribution of the Electric Power Authority (AEE).

“We continue to reestablish a number of sectors of the San Juan metropolitan area”reported the company through its Twitter account.

At around 9:00 p.m., the president of LUMA, Wayne stensby, reported that some 700,000 subscribers were without electricity. Meanwhile, 100,000 clients had been restored to service.

The restoration of electricity service to all subscribers will take until the early hours of the morning and in the morning, the private company said.

So far, it is unknown what caused the fire. No people were reported injured.

Staff of the Federal Investigation Agency (FBI) came tonight to the place where the explosion occurred in order to support the local government in the investigation that will determine if what happened was an accident or some type of criminal act.

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