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Fire at sub-station leaves some JHB areas without power

The fire broke out at the Rooseveldt sub-station & has since been extinguished.

FILE: The affected areas include Northcliff, Fairlands and Risidale. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Several suburbs in northern Johannesburg have been left without power this morning due to a fire at a sub-station.

The fire broke out at the Rooseveldt sub-station, it has since been extinguished, but technicians have not yet been able to repair the damage to the station.

City Power's Sol Masolo says the cause of the fire is not yet known.

"Our technicians are still in the area, trying to investigate the cause of the fire. We are aware that the fire has affected a number of suburban areas in the north of Johannesburg. We'll continue providing feedback as and when we get more information."

According to City Power, the affected areas are:

Northcliff

Fairlands

Berario

Blackheath and Blackheath Ext 1

Montgomery Park

Northcliff North

Northcliff Ext 6 and 12

Risidale

Roosevelt

Northcliff Ext 4/Fairland

Fairland West

Northcliff Ext 6,10,16, 22 and 23

Northcliff Ext 4

Northcliff Ext 9, 12 and 13

Emmarentia Ext 1

Emmarentia

Linden Ext 3,

Victory Park Ext 1 and 4

Linden