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GPA working on cause of fire

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Guam Power Authority is working to determine what caused a fire to break out at the Dededo Combustion Turbine which triggered an islanwide blackout at 10:50 Thursday evening. According to GPA Spokesperson Art Perez the fire in Dededo caused what they call a persistent disturbance which knocked offline MEC Units 8 and 9 and Cabras Unit 4. Perez adds after that Cabras 1 and 2 then went offline, thus placing the island in complete darkness. Perez Says GPA is in recovery mode and residents should start to see power coming on within the hour around the island. There were no injuries reported. The incident remains under investigation.

UPDATE: GPA reports that as of 12:40am power restored to 30 percent of the island.

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