JHB EMS on high alert as cold front approaches Gauteng

EMS are appealing to residents to make sure heaters, paraffin stoves & candles are attended to at all times.

Emergency services’ Robert Mulaudzi says they will focus on the 189 informal settlements. Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - As Temperatures drop in Gauteng, the Johannesburg Emergency Services say they will be on high alert to ensure quick reaction to any emergencies that result from fires.

Emergency services is appealing to residents to make sure heaters, paraffin stoves and candles are attended to at all times.

Colder weather is expected in the province this weekend, with maximum temperatures expected to drop to between 15 and 18 degrees by Sunday.

Emergency services' Robert Mulaudzi says, "Our main focus will be around the 189 informal settlements around the city since they are the ones that are most vulnerable to fire incidents when we have cold weather."