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WATCH: Parts of southern Johannesburg plunged into darkness after substation fire

Parts of southern Johannesburg were plunged into darkness after the Robertsham substation caught fire on Monday evening.

City Power confirmed in a statement that it was experiencing a power outage, saying the outage occurred around 8:30 p.m. after the Robertsham substation caught fire.

According to City Power, two main transformers are currently being destroyed.

The cause of the fire is currently not known, and teams are on site to begin investigations.

Affected areas include Robertsham, Booysens, Booysens Reserve, Crown Gardens, Ridgeway, part of Mondeor, Gillview, Glenada North, Ophirton, Evans Park, Ormonde, Winchester Hills, Southdale, Aeroton, Nasrec and Chrisville.

“Emergency services and firefighters were called in to put out the fire. City Power crews will remain on standby to assist with the outage once emergency services are completed, ”City Power said in a statement.

WATCH: Parts of southern Johannesburg plunged into darkness after substation fire

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