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Fire erupts @ BVI Electricity Power Plant, Pockwood Pond – Swift action by employees helped avoid a catastrophe

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POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It was early this morning October 8, 2017 when some employees at the state-owned BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Power Plant at Pockwood Pond on the western End of Tortola smelt something burning.
On closer examination the smoke was coming from a room that housed the switchgear which was on fire.
The employees on duty moved fast to contain the fire and also called the BVI Fire and Rescue Department for support.
“If this fire had continue it could have resulted in major damages to the plant and all the restoration works done” following killer storm Hurricane Irma, according to someone close to the situation.
In other words, a major disaster was averted this morning when a team from the Corporation swiftly put out the blaze at the power plant at Pockwood Pond.
A Government spokeswoman, Natalie O. Hodge, writing on social media today, said that “a full report will be forthcoming.”

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