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Electricity gradually being restored to Santorini after power station fire

Power is due to be restored to Santorini by Wednesday night, local authorities said.

Mayor Nikos Zorzos said on Wednesday morning that power was being gradually restored to the island.

A fire that broke out at a power station left the southern Aegean island without electricity for several hours.

The fire started at a power station in Monolithos, some 9 kilometers southeast of Fira, at around noon and was doused before it could cause major damage or injuries.

A navy vessel and a passenger ferry were dispatched to carry two power generators to the island for use until the power station is fully operational.

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