Homes hit by power cut

About 800 properties lost power this morning after a sub-station fire at the University of Oxford and a cable fault.

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800 homes affected by power cut

800 properties lost power this morning after two separate incidents involving a sub-station fire at the University of Oxford and a cable fault in the city.

A fire broke out at the university's science area in South Parks Road at 6am, leading to a power cut at the university.

Southern Electric said a separate cable fault on their network around the same time had caused 800 properties to lose power for almost two hours.

Power has now been restored to all homes.

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