Electricity Blackout on Crete After Power Plant Fire (video)

Many areas in central Crete continue to be without electricity on Friday as a fire engulfed a main power plant near Heraklion.

Television footage shows black smoke coming out of the plant at Linoperasmata. Firefighters are battling to contain the fire as many parts of the Heraklion and Rethymno prefectures remain without electricity.

It is not yet clear what caused the fire at the electrical station.