The entire island of Wildwood is without power because of a fire at a substation.

Atlantic City Electric said the fire at the Lake Avenue substation, that started around 12 p.m., knocked out power in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest as temperatures in the 80s and high humidity make it feel like nearly 90 degrees.

The utility said power should be restored by 6 p.m.

"We are currently working to determine opportunities to reroute electricity to restore service safely," the utility wrote on its Facebook page. "We understand how disruptive this can be and appreciate your patience as estimated restoration times develop."

The fire itself has been contained and a cause under investigation, according to the utility.

An Atlantic City Electric crew works on the Lake Avenue substation
An Atlantic City Electric crew works on the Lake Avenue substation (Dansdroneshots609)

The outage means ATMs, traffic lights, and gas pumps are not working.

North Wildwood police asked the public not to call them asking for updates on restoration of power.

City spokeswoman Lisa Fagan told New Jersey 101.5 that Friday night's fireworks display has been cancelled.

Both the City of Wildwood and the city of North Wildwood said that their respective  recreation center are open as cooling centers. The City of North Wildwood's emergency shelter has been activated for a cooling center. It is at the North Wildwood Community Center located at 900 Central Avenue.

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