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FILE - In this July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, cleared the way for passage of a last-minute financial rescue package for the territory of 3.5 million Americans. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Puerto Rico is in the middle of a massive blackout


Puerto Rico has been experiencing a huge blackout since Wednesday afternoon due to a fire at a major power plant, leaving approximately 1.5 million people without power, according to Yahoo News. <br>
It is unclear exactly what has caused the fire that lead to the blackout or when power will be restored. 

People have been quick to post the fire to social media. 

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla told the press that 15 other fires were caused around the island due to the initial blaze. All of them were contained and no one was injured. 

The blackout has also affected the water supply and public transportation. Many businesses have closed early, exacerbating the transportation problem. 

Citizens of the island pay some of the highest electric bills in the U.S. The blackout has many of them wondering where exactly it is their money is going. The plant where the fire started is currently dealing with a $9 billion debt. 

Many online are keeping the island in their thoughts. 


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