Chilly weather prompts fire warning in Joburg

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Johannesburg Emergency Services has warned residents not to leave any heating devices on but unattended during the cold weather to avoid fire incidents.

Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Free State are experiencing a significant drop in temperatures.

The South African Weather Service says the conditions will continue into Tuesday and only start to clearing up from Wednesday.

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokespeson Robert Mulaudzi says, “Residents are urged to look after the heating devices as they try to warm themselves, during this wet and cold weather conditions. From our side at the City of Johannesburg Emergency Services, we will remain on high alert to make sure that we monitor all our 189 informal settlements since we know that these are the most vulnerable communities when we have wet and cold weather conditions like this one.”

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