- In Spain and France, up to one million people ran out of electricity on Saturday night.
- According to media reports, a firefighting plane damaged a number of important high-voltage lines that supply energy to Spain during an operation in southern France.
- The power can be turned on again after about an hour.
The French electric company closed the lines as a precaution. Parts of Catalonia, the greater Madrid region, Andalusia and the Basque Country, as well as the Valencia region, have been affected by the power outages. This was announced by the operator of the Spanish electricity network on Twitter.
The company wrote that the high voltage line from France to Spain has been cut as a precaution. This led to a power outage in Spain. As announced by the French network operator, a forest fire in southwest France caused failures in France, Spain and Portugal. A fault occurred in one of the high voltage lines. In France alone, more than 100,000 families in the southwest have been affected.
Forest fires near Narbonne
As reported by the media, a fire broke out between Narbonne and Carson in a forest area of about five square kilometers. Hundreds of firefighters and many firefighting aircraft were in working order, and people were initially unharmed. The reason for the plane’s association with these fires remains unclear.
In Catalonia, another 146,000 families and clients have been affected, the Spanish Civil Defense wrote on Twitter. Major disturbances were also reported from the metropolitan area of Madrid, Andalusia, Extremadura, Aragon and Navarre, where newspapers continued to write. According to media reports, the situation returned to normal after about an hour.
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