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Fire causes blackout on Greek resort island

Blaze at electricity plant leaves Greek resort island of Santorini without power

Fire causes blackout on Greek resort island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Visitors to the Greek resort of Santorini are facing candlelit dinners with warm beer after a power station fire left the entire island without electricity at the peak of the tourist season.

Greece's power network administrator said Tuesday's blaze has been extinguished and efforts are being made to gradually restore power to the Aegean Sea island as soon as possible.

No injuries were reported from the fire, the cause of which was not immediately known.

Santorini is one of Greece's main tourist destinations, attracting about 1.7 million visitors last year. It is famous for the view from its dramatic seaside cliffs at sunset.

Local authorities said the Greek navy would ship generators to the island by early Wednesday.

Updated : 2021-07-29 21:34 GMT+08:00