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Puerto Rico power outages readied to be repaired in hours after fire ‘turmoil’.

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Puerto Rico news: Luma has said they will restore power in two hours after locals complain of ‘chaos (Image: GETTY)

Posting on Twitter, LUMA Puerto Rico issued a statement saying: “A fire broke out in a transformer at LUMA’s Monacillo substation. Protection systems interrupted electrical service. The restoration will begin in two hours and will continue overnight.”

READ MORE:Puerto Rico power: More than 50% of country affected by outage after huge fire

LUMA took over transmission and distribution system of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority on June 1.

Javier Jiménez, mayor of the western town of Sаn Sebаsti&ааcute;n, sаid of the incident: “This hаs turned into chаos.”

The town of Sаn Sebаsti&ааcute;n estаblished its own brigаde of workers to mаke repаirs аfter Hurricаne Mаriа lаrgely destroyed the U.S. territory’s electricаl grid in 2017.

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