An electrical fault with one of Burnham’s decorative illuminations was probably to blame for a six-night blackout along the town’s seafront this week.

Somerset County Council’s street lighting team were called to the North Esplanade after seventeen street lights were knocked out between September 20th and 26th by a mystery fault.

This plunged much of the seafront into complete darkness between the pier and jetty.

A County Council spokesman told on Thursday: “We’ve tracked the problem down to a simple blown fuse near the pier, which was probably caused by a fault with one of the decorative illuminations.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank those people who reported the problem to us.”

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