Santorini Without Electricity After Fire Damages Power Station

In Greece, the popular resort island of Santorini has been left powerless after a power station fire cut off electricity to the entire island.

Reuters is reporting that generators will be delivered by navy ships by Wednesday morning, and that the state-controlled power company PPC could not confirm the cause of the fire.

According to the Associated Press, no injuries were reported from the blaze, which was quickly extinguished.

In spite of Greece's economic problems, Santorini has seen some positive trends recently. Greek pop star Michalis Hatzgiannis opened three Alta Vista Suites on a hilltop in the village of Imerovigli earlier this year, and new tours of the island are being created for high-end visitors. According to reports, Santorini saw 1.6 million tourists last year, and approximately 150 cruise ships dock in its port each month in summer. No word yet on how the blackout will affect the cruise visitors.

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