A fire at the Brakfontein substation in Centurion in Gauteng has left several suburbs in the area without power.
Amberfield, Rooihuiskraal, Heuweloord, Hennopspark and Wierda Park have been without electricity since Friday night.
The City of Tshwane says the damage is extensive and that it doesn’t expect the power to be restored soon.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Brakfontein Transformer R burnt due to Lightning. Most of the suburbs like Heuweloord, Rooihuiskraal, The Reeds, etc. will experience power outage. Our team will work hard to restore power to the affected areas pic.twitter.com/Lf33tXif6v
— City of Tshwane (@CityTshwane) February 23, 2019
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