Eskom probing arson as substation fire leaves 10 000 without power in the East Rand

Date: Sep 27, 2018

Eskom is investigating a case of arson following a fire at its Nguni substation, which supplies residents of Vosloorus, in the East Rand.

The substation caught fire on Tuesday, leaving almost 75% of residents without power, Eskom spokesperson Ntombifuthi Hlophe said.

Hlophe said Eskom teams continued to work on site to restore power supply to affected customers.

According to the entity, a total of 10 207 customers were left without supply due to the fire.

“The estimated time to restore electricity is not yet known due to the extent of the damage,” Hlophe said.

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