The outage is believed to be related to a problem at the Costa Sur power plant outside the town of Guayanilla, near the island’s southwest coast, Puerto Rican utility company LUMA Energy said.
“The power grid has suffered a massive island-wide blackout, potentially caused by a circuit breaker failure at the Costa Sur generation plant,” LUMA officials said Wednesday. In that statement, the company said it anticipated restoration efforts would continue into Thursday.
Firefighters extinguished flames that affected two substations at the Costa Sur plant, the Bureau of the Puerto Rico Fire Departments said on Facebook Wednesday. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known, fire officials said.
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