Fire at sub-station leaves some JHB areas without power
The fire broke out at the Rooseveldt sub-station & has since been extinguished.
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:
Blackheath and Blackheath Ext 1
Northcliff Ext 6 and 12
Northcliff Ext 4/Fairland
Northcliff Ext 6,10,16, 22 and 23
Northcliff Ext 4
Northcliff Ext 9, 12 and 13
Emmarentia Ext 1
Linden Ext 3,
Victory Park Ext 1 and 4