An Eskom substation in Kempton Park caught fire on Sunday morning resulting in a power outage in the area. According to the City of Ekurhuleni, the fire resulted in a loss of power in Aston Manor, Cargo and Spartan substations in Kempton Park.
Ekurhuleni emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi says the fire has been contained.
“We managed to use a specialized tool of which is a foam to suppress the fumes from the transformer oil and the diesel itself, definitely we managed to extinguish the blaze,” he said.
Ntladi said 35 firefighters from eight fire stations were on-site to extinguish the blaze.
The City of Ekurhuleni says no casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire will be investigated by Eskom.
An Eskom substation supplying power to the City’s 66kV and 132kV networks is on fire, resulting in no power to Aston Manor, Cargo and Spartan substations in Kempton Park. pic.twitter.com/P6lZbdgwRl
— CITY OF EKURHULENI (@City_Ekurhuleni) January 12, 2020
Eskom transformer on fire (Kempton Park Area)
Eskom’s transformer in Kempton Park caught fire affecting @City_Ekurhuleni customers.
Ekhurhuleni Emergency Services on site.
The cause of the fire will only be established once it is safe to investigate. pic.twitter.com/pcQ9LOLOup
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) January 12, 2020
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