VIDEO: Substation in Steelpoort burst into flames

STEELPOORT – At 19:00 on Sunday night one of the Eskom Merensky Substation transmitters exploded causing a part of the station to erupt into flames.
The Eskom employees at scene were unable to specify the reason for the transmitter exploding. The Tubatse Fire Department and mine rescue team were at the scene to control the fire.
Entry to the substation was denied due to safety precautions. No injuries were reported. At 21:00 the fire was still ongoing and another fire truck arrived at the scene. During the fire the town was still fully supplied with electricity. The blaze was only extinguished at 02:30 the next morning.
Read the full story in this week’s edition of the Steelburger/Lydenburg News.

 

 

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