No casualties or damages reported following storm – EMS

The EMS responded to a call of a fire at the substation in Jet Park. Photo received on social media

Ekurhuleni Emergency Services (EMS) spokesman William Ntladi said they only received a report in Jet Park about a substation which caught fire due to the heavy rain.

“We received the call around 4pm and we managed to extinguish the fire by around 7pm,” said Ntladi.

“Due to the damage to the substation Isando, Elandsfontein, Witfield, Impala Park and areas close to the East Rand Mall were without power.”

Ntladi said Trichardt and Railway streets had to be closed following flooding at the bridge.

No casualties were reported.

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