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Eikenhof substation catches fire, leaving Joburg south suburbs in the dark

The blaze broke out just after 1 pm on Monday afternoon and the cause is unknown.

A City Power substation has caught fire in Eikonhof, southern Joburg, resulting in power outages in several areas. Picture: Twitter/@CityPowerJhb

JOHANNESBURG - A City Power substation has caught fire in Eikenhof, southern Joburg, resulting in power outages in several areas.

The blaze broke out just after 1 pm on Monday afternoon and the cause is unknown. No injuries have been reported.

City Power spokesman Isaac Mangena says their technicians are on site.

“The substation in Eikenhof has caught fire resulting in outages in areas like Naturena, Kibler Park, Rand Water, Eikenhof, and even Johannesburg prison is also affected. We really apologise for the inconvenience.”

WATER SUPPLY TO BE AFFECTED

Rand Water says the fire that’s broken out at City Power's Eikenhof substation will affect water supply to some parts of Gauteng.Rand Water's Justice Mohale said: “This is going to affect water supply to our customers, mainly on the west of Johannesburg. Rand West Municipality, [and] Rustenburg area in the Northern province. We believe that in the next four or five hours people who are supplied from this station will be affected."

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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