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Fire in Hong Kong Knocked Out Power to More Than 160,000 Homes

  • Blaze started at bridge in northern part of Hong Kong
  • Resulting power outages affected about 160,000 homes

A fire in northern Hong Kong left more than 160,000 homes without power.  

High-voltage cables on a bridge in Yuen Long caught fire at about 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, triggering outages in three districts across the New Territories region, CLP Holdings Ltd. said in a statement on Wednesday. Though electricity was mostly restored by Wednesday morning, the disruption prompted the government to suspend classes at 14 schools for the day.