Short in Underground Cable Closes GPD’s Record’s & I.D. Section

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Guam – The Guam Police Department’s Administrative building in Tiyan was closed this morning after an underground cable shorted-out and caused a strong smell of burning rubber inside the building.

Power was shut off shortly after 8 am this morning [Tuesday] and the Records and I.D. Section was closed.

Guam Fire and Guam Power were called in to investigate the problem. Guam Power Spokesman Art Perez says that GPA crews changed out the under ground cable leading to the building which he said  “looked like it had been installed when the facility was first built.” That was more than 40 years ago.

Guam Fire Spokesman Joey San Nicolas says that inspectors checked out the building and determined that there was “no immediate danger of fire.”

The records and I.D. Section is expected to re-open for business tomorrow, after GPA has completed the new under-ground cable installation and authorities have given the all clear that the building is safe for occupancy again.