In many areas of Spain, there was a power outage for a long time on Saturday. The reason is being told an incident in France. More than 100,000 households were affected in Catalonia alone.
In many areas of Spain, there was a power outage for a long time on Saturday afternoon. The reason for this was an unspecified incident with an airplane in France, in which a high-voltage line was affected, the operator of the Spanish electricity network REE said on Twitter. So a high-voltage line from France to Spain was interrupted as a precaution. This triggered a blackout in Spain, the newspaper “La Vanguardia” reported.
As announced by French network operator RTE in the evening, wildfires in south-west France led to failures in France, Spain and Portugal. There is a fault in the high voltage line. In France alone, more than 100,000 households were affected in the south-west. As reported by the media, it burned in an area of about five square kilometers between Narbonne and Carrassonne. Hundreds of firefighters and several firefighting aircraft were in action, with no damage to people initially.
In Catalonia alone 146,000 homes and other customers were affected, the Spanish Civil Defense wrote on Twitter. Major disruptions were also reported from the capital region of Madrid, Andalusia, Extremadura, Aragon and Navarra, as the newspaper continued. According to media reports, the situation returned to normal after about an hour.