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Two BPL engines damaged in Bimini fire 

Two of the engines at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Bimini facility were damaged in last night’s fire, according to BPL CEO Whitney Heastie who visited the facility today to conduct a preliminary assessment.

The fire, which started around 9 p.m. on Monday, was extinguished shortly after 3:30 a.m. today. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

“There [is] some damage inside the haul…,” Heastie said.

“The good news is we have the capacity on the island to carry the load that is currently on the island, and so we are just making safety checks to ensure that we can safely connect those customers back.

“We anticipate having everybody reconnected by 1 p.m.”

Power has already been restored to some areas.

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said the fire will be investigated thoroughly and independently.

He apologized to the people of Bimini for the inconvenience.

Krystel Brown

Online Editor at Nassau Guardian
Krystel covers breaking news for The Nassau Guardian. Krystel also manages The Guardian’s social media pages. She joined The Nassau Guardian in 2007 as a staff reporter, covering national news. She was promoted to online editor in May 2017.
Education: Benedict College, BA in Mass Communications
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