By staff writer
An electric substation in Allendale has went up in flames following a transformer catching fire.
Reports say that the substation houses both Eskom and City Power infrastructure.
But according to City Power, the transformer may belong to Eskom.
City Power spokesperson, Isaac Mangena says there is currently a total shutdown of the substation to allow the emergency services to put out the fire. This has resulted in power outages affecting several areas in Midrand.
“The affected areas are Rabie Ridge 1, 2, 4 and 5, Mayibuye, Commercial Ext 9, Austine View, and parts of Glen Austin,” according to Mangena.
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