Substation fire leaves eastern Pretoria without power

The fire occurred at the Mooikloof substation.


Substation fire leaves eastern Pretoria without power

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South Africa, Pretoria: Parts of eastern Pretoria have been left without power since Wednesday evening after a fire occurred at the Mooikloof substation which triggered a trip at Nyala in-feed station. City of Tshwane spokesperson Lindela Mashigo confirmed the event. Areas affected include parts of Moreleta Park Mooikloof, surrounding farms, Pretoria Hospital and Woodhill Plastic View.

The area’s councillor Malcolm de Klerk posted a video of the site and confirmed that the fire had been isolated and that emergency services personnel were at the scene. Utilities and regional operations co-ordination MMC Themba Fosi announced that a team would assess the damage.

“Only then can we be able to give the output as to the ETR and the extent of the damage. The teams from the councillor’s side will give an update to residents throughout the course of the day until restoration. We are putting all hands on deck in making sure that we expedite the restoration together with the councillors and MMC,” he said.

Source: Times Live