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16 areas affected by the substation fire, the COJ is investigating

An investigation is underway into the causes of the Robertsham substation fire, just outside of Johannesburg’s CBD, on Monday evening.

A team of forensic investigators arrived at the police station Tuesday morning and combed the scene for clues that would help identify the cause of the fire.

The following areas have been affected and are without electricity.

  • Robertsham
  • Booysens
  • Booysens reserve
  • Crown Gardens
  • Ridgeway
  • Mondeor
  • Gillview
  • Glenada
  • Ophirton
  • Evans Park
  • Ormonde
  • Winchester Hills
  • Southdale
  • Aeroton
  • Nasrec
  • Chrisville
Robertsham substation fire. Photos: Mpho Moerane, Mayor of Johannesburg.

While the cause of the fire is unknown at this point, authorities are not ruling out sabotage.

Firefighters worked until Monday evening to extinguish the blaze.

The city of Johannesburg said two transformers were destroyed in the fire.

“Mop-up operations are underway at Robertsham substation as crews assess the damage caused by the fire. Several suburbs south of Johannesburg will remain closed until repair and replacement work is completed, ”the city said.

Engineering Operations Manager Isaac Rampedi arrived at the site Tuesday morning and is overseeing cleanup operations and leading City Power’s recovery plan.

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16 areas affected by the substation fire, the COJ is investigating

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