Brazil capital loses electricity briefly after substation fire

viernes 18 de septiembre de 2015 18:01 GYT
 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Parts of Brazil's capital Brasília lost power Friday afternoon, including the Presidential Palace and the chambers of both houses of Congress, after a substation fire forced a power cut, according to TV news reports and a note from Brazil's state electricity utility.

Power went out at 3:29 p.m. (1829 GMT) and was restored at 4 p.m., Furnas, the power generation and transmission unit of state-run utility holding company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, also known as Eletrobras.

The power outage affected clients of Cia Energetica de Brasília, controlled by the government of Brazil's Federal District. (Reporting by Jeb Blount; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)