Thursday, November 17, 2005

Veld fire causes another power cut in Cape Town

A veld fire appears to have caused the power outage that affected Cape Town this afternoon. A much larger blackout last week was apparently caused when one of the generators at Koeberg shut down, but Eskom says initial reports indicate that a fire near one of its substations caused today’s cuts. Eskom spokesperson Marcelle Adams said that it appeared that a fire at the Droërivier-Muldersvlei substation in the Western Cape caused a disruption to power lines. Adams says technicians are busy restoring power to affected areas.


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