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Pic of fire in Gibraltar tweeted by Jamie Hart

Gibraltar blaze: Twitter user Jamie Hart uploaded this picture of the fire

Fire causes problems for Gibraltar bookmakers

A FIRE at a power station in Gibraltar has affected the websites of a number of bookmakers based in the territory.

The fire, which has now been extinguished according t0 local media, is understood to have caused power cuts and affected the local telecommunications company, which led to problems at firms including William Hill and Ladbrokes.

A tweet from William Hill read: "Please be aware that all services are currently down. We are aware of the issue and we are working extremely hard to fix it. We do apologise."

Betfred were directing customers to while BetVictor tweeted: "There's no power in Gibraltar. There might be delays & small problems on some markets. Please be patient with us."

Ladbrokes reported all systems appeared to be operating smoothly again from 6pm.

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