Forty houses in Kitt Green hit by power surge

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Forty homes near Wigan have been hit by a power surge which lead to the outbreak of several small fires.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said the affected homes were on Mayfield Road and Latham Lane in Kitt Green.

A small number of electrical fires were contained with houses were checked and made safe, said a fire service spokesman.

An investigation into the surge, which occurred around 0540 GMT, is being conducted by Electricity North West.

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