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Emergency services called to Brampton electrical explosion

[A] cordon is in place following a suspected small electrical explosion on Front Street, Brampton.

Police were contacted at 3.59pm today.

Photo Paul Grindley
Photo Paul Grindley

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Officers are at the scene with colleagues from Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service whilst repairs are ongoing.

“There is no perceived risk to members of the public.

“Police are advising to motorists to avoid the area due to heavy traffic congestion.”

Photo Paul Grindley
Photo Paul Grindley

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 3:59pm firefighters were called to a small explosion in Front Street, Brampton.

“On arrival smoke was coming from a grid.

“It is believed to be a fault with an underground electrical supply.

“Crews were on standby with a hose reel and extinguishers.

“Electricity Northwest were called to isolate the supply.”

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